New release: Where is the moon?

I’ve just written a new release, titled Where is the moon?

The work is available for mezzo-soprano solo / semichorus, SAA and easy piano, and in a second format of mezzo-soprano solo / semichorus, ATB and easy piano. Duration is 2-3 minutes, with a low level of difficulty.

I wrote the piece about the prosaic topic of being unable to sleep one night, and gazing out of my bedroom window – which is directly above my bed – and watching the moon as it flickered back and forth behind the racing clouds.

Interspersed with images of the moon are mythological references to the moon as female / bringer of dreams and sleep.

The work is available via this website by contacting the composer, and may shortly also be available at the choral public domain library.

Here’s a demo mp3: Where is the moon?

Where is the moon?

Where is the moon? for she hides
Where is the moon? for she dances
Casting her shadows of moonlight
to a world adrift in dreams.

Lady of light, sail above me.
Lady of dreams, give me peace.
Why does the world sleep and yet
Not I? No sleep can find me.

The moonlit earth breathes as one
with the sky…
The starlit world dreams as one
yet I, ahhh! lie alone
in silence.

Lady of light, shine above me.
Lady of dreams, give me peace.
Why does the world sleep and yet
Not I?
No rest…
I long for rest…

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