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Edge of the Moon

Friday 16 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

Written by Tori Amos

Bösendorfer and Vocals: Tori Amos
Flute/Alto Flute: Laura Lucas
English Horn: Nigel Shore
Clarinet: Andreas Ottensamer
Bassoon: Peter Whelan
Apollon Musagète Quartet
Viola Solo: Piotr Szumiel
Variation on: "Siciliano"
(from Flute Sonata BWV 1031)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Though based on "Siciliano" by Bach, in the bridge, Tori inserted a brief piano part of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" whereas she refers to the famous Lucy in the lyrics ("the Lucy inside of my soul") “It was irresistible,” she told Wears the Trousers on September 2011. “I think a lot of people feel Bach is so intellectual and there isn’t always a lot of humour when people analyse his music. Or romance for that matter, so I thought I’d do a variation where it’s not about the head, it’s about the heart. I felt ‘Edge Of The Moon’ really needed to be about the depth of love the couple had, and that there was still a possibility for them. The Beatles were perfect for that.”