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NCCO Choral Series

The Cat and the Moon

Brian Holmes

2011 Selections

Holmes - The Cat and the Moon

Cover art for Holmes - *The Cat and the Moon*

This setting of a Yeats poem is light, playful, and delightful. It describes the relationship between the Cat (called Minnaloushe) and the Moon. This distant yet powerful attraction might parallel Yeats's real-life affection for Maud Gonne, the owner of an actual cat named Minnaloushe. She never felt as strongly about him as he did about her. And so it is with The Cat and the Moon! Part of the National Collegiate Choral Organization Choral Series/NCCO Series.

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