That Moondog was an eccentric is an understatement. But he was also a serious musician. He was basically self-taught and composed in a wide-open style that showed influences of street sounds, jazz, classical and the blues. Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker all knew of him.
Moondog's Bird's Lament:
Symphonique #3 (Ode To Venus) is written for chamber ensemble of strings and winds. It begins quite simply, and layer upon layer of instrumental timbers and textures until it reaches a climax and the piece ends. Moondog's music can be simple, but the simplicity can be deceiving. I personally find his music hard to pigeon hole, but very enjoyable.
Symhonique #3 (Ode To Venus) by Moondog: