In 2011 the SAMRO Foundation commissioned a new work to be part of a collection for young wind players. The goal of the commissioned series was to have pieces for young, advanced performers to include in concerts or competitions.
Tanzanite is a blue/purple gemstone which can only be found in Tanzania, and nowhere else in the world. When it is found, in its rough state, it is usually a reddish brown colour. It requires an artificial heat of up to 600C to bring out its blue violet colour. It is found mostly in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. “Tanzanite” was inspired by my journeys to Tanzania.
This work is available to purchase from www.keithmoss.org.
Commissioned by the SAMRO Foundation