Mason Williams | Riding the Low Moon

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Riding the Low Moon

by Mason Williams

Instrumental featuring classical guitar, accordion, band, and string orchestra.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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Album Notes
Mason Williams / Classical Guitar
Rick Cunha / 12 String Guitar
Frank Marocco / Accordion
Rick Shaw / Bass
Hal Blaine / Drums

Orchestra Art Maddox 2006
Arr. MIDI Strings Input by Don Latarski
Mix Mastered 10/23/18 by Don Latarski

Riding The Low Moon (1990)
While I was writing this tune I had the persistent image of a horse and rider racing along in the silvers and shadows of a moonlit night. Who they were and where they were going, I don’t know. The title comes from a line in Rudyard Kipling’s “The Ballad of the East & West.” The “low moon” is typically referred to as the position of the moon when it is low on the horizon just before dawn. Close to the horizon, the “Low Moon” seems larger than it does after it has ascended into the sky.

Mental imagery & event scenarios can be invoked in the writing of some pieces. I decided to employ a storyline for this piece. This tune is music for a nightly ride. Programmatically, the rubato beginning is like the moment between horse and rider when they get ready for the task before them; then comes the ride itself, the part in tempo; the rubato ending is like the beginning, except instead of “heating up,” it’s “cooling down.



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