Earth Rise

  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Instrumentation: Oboe & Harp
  • Published: Novello & Co


This piece was written for the oboist James Turnbull and was inspired by a photograph called Earth Rise that was taken by Apollo 8 in December 1968.  It was the first time humankind caught a glimpse of the planet from deep space.  The Apollo missions changed the way we view our existence, showing how fragile and small the Earth actually is.

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