Entanglement

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello and Percussion | 10′ Continue reading

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Act Without Words

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Clarinet in B flat| 15′ Continue reading

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Tippet Fugue

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello Piccolo and Harpsichord| 3′ Continue reading

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San Francisco Classical Voice: the Dizzying World of György Ligeti

March 21, 2017

“Woolf’s illustrative music here … skillfully augments the performers’ movements. Short motivic bursts illustrate the sudden actions of the man falling off a box and throwing himself against a wall, for example —but  when he cradles the length of rope, contemplating the sweetness of death, Woolf trades terse gestures for long, legato tones.”
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Center for New Music: Interview with Luna Pearl Woolf about Act Without Words I

March 14, 2017

“…Whatever the presence is that’s calling the man’s attention to various things in the play has its own attitude – silly, flirty, angry – and becomes its own kind of character. Since Beckett does not include any description of the whistles, I’ve chosen to shape how the whistles behave and change over the course of the play… Continue reading

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New York Times: When musicians get up and move

A Victorian dictum, now out of fashion, states that children should be seen, not heard. The opposite might be said of the 19th-century concert setup: Players were to be heard, not seen — or at least not draw attention to themselves.

But that view is changing as well.

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Examiner: PENTATONE tries to get the jump on Christmas music marketing

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29 October 2015

“Woolf has mustered just the right combination of sonorities and thematic material that makes the perfect glove to fit Wilner’s poetic hand.”

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Herald-Times: Chamber Choir Focuses on Musical, Verbal Message

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March 5, 2013

The Bloomington chamber choir Voces Novae performs with artistic integrity and is motivated by social conscience.

At the heart of the concert was a performance of “Après Moi, le Déluge,”

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La Fabrique Culturelle TV: Cordes et discorde

06 May 2016

Watch a four minute video of Luna Pearl Woolf’s 12 May 2016 Triptyque program at the Salle Bourgie, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from La Fabrique Culturelle TV. The program features Mélange à trois, One to One to One, and Rumi: Quatrains of Love.
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BETTER GODS

Better Gods, an opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, commissioned by the Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director, Continue reading

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BroadwayWorld Review: BETTER GODS Soars at the Kennedy Center

January 11, 2016

“Ms. Woolf’s gorgeous score is underlined by the use of traditional Hawaiian chants and her score utilized authentic instruments like the nose flute, Kala’au (percussive sticks), and Ili’ili (castanets), that are native to the island.” Continue reading

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DC Metro Theater Arts: Review: ‘Better Gods’ at The Washington National Opera

January 9, 2016

“Woolf’s new and original composition uses Hawaiian instruments to add an audible authenticity to the story. Throughout the opera the nose flute, Kalaʻau (warrior sticks made from strawberry guava trees), and ʻIliʻili (stone castanets) amplify the sadness and desperation of the Queen to maintain Hawaii’s culture.” Continue reading

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ConcertoNet: December Celebration – New Carols by Seven American Composers

07 December 2015

“…in Luna Pearl Woolf’s How Bright the Darkness, an impressively vivid piece for women’s choir, baritone solo, strings, percussion, and harp. Woolf’s orchestration and harmonies paint the sparseness of nature. It is a piece where the listener can actually hear the sounds of nature on the darkest day, the solstice.”
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Strings Magazine: Matt Haimovitz Returns to the Solo Suites and Intimate Venues

December 2015

The cutting-edge cellist finds himself returning back to Bach.

It’s 7:30 on a balmy spring weeknight at Crown Station Pub in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the intimate club is filling with people finding seats and ordering beer. All attention focuses on the low riser at the end of the bar, where instead of the pub’s usual bill of folk or rock musicians, solo cellist Matt Haimovitz is seated. Seeming to merge with his instrument, Haimovitz skates his bow across the 1710 Goffriller’s strings as the warm, mellifluous tones of J. S.  Bach’s Suite No. 2 in D minor radiates from the stage and envelops the rapt audience.

Using Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello as his vehicle, Haimovitz, 44, pioneered bringing classical music out of the concert halls and into clubs back in 2000. Now, Haimovitz is going back to the barrooms, and the Bach, that earned him notoriety 15 years ago.

“There’s such a rich, complete story spread over Bach’s six suites,” Haimovitz says. “The complexity of some of these movements is unbelievable. If you are able to keep track of them, it’s dizzying. I don’t think any drug can match that.”

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Examiner: PENTATONE tries to get the jump on Christmas music marketing

29 October 2015

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New York Times: What Happens When Bach Visits the Cafeteria

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October 27, 2015

Students eating at Columbia University’s John Jay Dining Hall, an airy den reverberating with undergraduate chatter, were in for a surprise last Wednesday. When they walked in for dinner, they found Matt Haimovitz — the cellist who helped to start a trend by performing in places like an East Village punk club and a pizzeria in Jackson, Miss. — playing Bach.

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Primephonic: To Inspire, To Create, To Engage and To Empower

18 August 2015

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How Bright the Darkness

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Treble Choir, Harp, Percussion, and String Orchestra | 6′ Continue reading

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We Are God’s Children / MotherSongs

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet  | 9′ Continue reading

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Duo

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Violin and Cello | 16′

Title: Duo
Composer:
Luna Pearl Woolf
Year Composed:
2014
Instrumentation:
Violin and Cello
Duration:
16′
Format: Score and Parts
Catalogue Number:
OM0153
Printed Edition Price: 40.00 USD
PDF Price: 35.00 USD

Premiered in 2015 by Matt Haimovitz and Andy Simionescu.

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