13 Moons: four composing pieces

Commissioned by the University of British Columbia Conducting Symposium Consortium 2017
Integral part of PhD research including neurological applications to best learning practices.  
Published by Murphy Music Press. Four pieces ranging from Grade 1-4++. 

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"Learning 13 Moons has helped me interpret each piece I play in a different way, and I have the knowledge and skill now to play the piece how I see fit, rather than just read the notes on the page. Having the amazing opportunity to work with Jodie on 13 Moons gave me the building blocks to be able to use my creative composing brain in every aspect of my playing."

Elizabeth Forrest, current undergraduate performance music student 

University of British Columbia

"It wasn't always easy, but we persevered, and the quiet students started participating more, the most vocal students listened more, compromises were agreed upon, and everyone, started taking greater artistic risks together.  They could have quit, and created something half-hearted, but they didn't and afterwards when we talked about the entire experience, we reflected about how creating 13 Moons was not only a musical opportunity, but also an opportunity to practice and build character.  And we reflected that investing in each other, not quitting on each other, experiencing the pushes and pulls, persevering through it all, it made us stronger both as individuals and as a team.  In the end, we don't like each other as much as we did in the beginning, instead we like each other a whole lot more!”

Jennifer Anderson, international music educator

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Sample 13 Moons part

Sample 13 Moons part

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13 Moons: North

  • Grade 1 material

  • Unison rhythm

  • Limited range

  • Extension options

13 Moons: North composed by students of the UBC Summer Music Institute Wind Symphony 2017

13 Moons: East

  • Grade 2 material

  • Introduces round

  • Ostinato 

  • "Creepy" accompaniment

13 Moons: East composed by students of the University of British Columbia

13 Moons: East as composed by students of the Taipei American School 2021

13 Moons: South

  • Grade 3 material

  • Introduces A & B

  • Multiple ostinati 

  • Opportunity for soloist

13 Moons: South composed by students of the University of British Columbia

13 Moons: South as composed by students of the Taipei American School 2021

13 Moons: West

  • Grade 4+ material

  • Introduces whole tone

  • Graphic scores 

  • Students compose some of the pitch material

13 Moons: West as composed by students of the University of British Columbia Concert Winds, conducted by Christin Reardon MacLellan

This performance features 13 movements as based on the material presented in 'West' as well as additional, original material composed by students within the ensemble.