Even by moonlight I have no peace

Alastair Greig (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


A work for solo alto flute that uses a phrase from Bulgakov's early 20th century
In Bulgakov's novel, The Master and Margarita, the phrase above occurs several times, voiced by different characters, acting as a motive, in compositional terms. The novel seems to me to be close to the paintings of Chagall, luminous, drawing on folklore, savagely ironic and violent yet tender and beautiful in equal measure. The two- part piece for alto flute reflects this aspect of the writing that I found unusual and engrossing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherComposers Edition
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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