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Teaching Materials

Instrumental Techniques

Members of Luna Nova frequently work with students in masterclasses. The following links go to sites which include video, scores and texts taken from these presentations.

  1. Extended Techniques for Cello by Craig Hultgren
  2. Extended Techniques for Flute by John McMurtery
  3. Extended Techniques for Piano by Adam Bowles

Music Analysis

The following sites contain analysis and description of several works performed by Luna Nova. Some of these sites require a Flash Player available at www.

  1. Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire: A Study Guide
  2. Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time: A Study Guide
  3. Claude Debussy's Cello Sonata: A Study Guide
  4. Claude Debussy's Prelude Book I, No. 8 "La fille aux cheveux de lin"
  5. Igor Stravinsky's Dirge Canons from In Memoriam Dylan Thomas
  6. Steve Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood
  7. George Crumb's Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
  8. Elliott Carter's Enchanted Preludes for Flute and Cello
  9. James Romig's The Frame Problem
  10. James Romig's Sonnet 2 for Flute
  11. Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 (new February 2015)
  12. Rachmaninoff Vespers

Music Theory

Tonal Theory Supplemental Examples (content created by Prof. Timothy Cutler (Cleveland Institute of Music); web design by Patricia Gray


Luna Nova Music
supports performances of a wide range of twentieth century classics, music of established living composers, and premieres by emerging composers. With concerts, masterclasses and private instruction, Luna Nova Music maintains a strong commitment to the education of performers and listeners, and to the cause of new music in educational institutions and beyond.

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