A Tone Poem for Orchestra by Judy Whitlock 1999

Eclipse photo spare
Eclipse photo i
Eclipse photo ii

The music in this 10-minute piece clearly depicts the stages of a Total Eclipse of the Sun

  • Dawn

  • Sunrise

  • Onslaught of the moon shadow

  • Baily’s Beads

  • Diamond Ring

  • Totality (a savage passage in 11/8 time to reflect the time and date of the 1999 eclipse: 11.11 a.m on 11/08)

  • Diamond Ring

  • Baily’s Beads

  • Retreat of the moon shadow

  • Sun restored to full glory