The SSAA score of my latest work, Where Is The Moon?, is now available for download, in both US letter and A4 format.
Just click on the “Download music” link at the top of the page, and you’ll find the score under the “Moon Songs” section.
“Where Is The Moon?” is available for mezzo-soprano solo / semichorus, SAA and easy piano.
Duration is 2-3 minutes, with a low level of difficulty for both choir and pianist.
The piece ideally suits a smaller ensemble or chamber choir, and would also work well for younger voices. The text is original.
The solo line would suit a soloist from the choir ranks, or a small group of mixed voices from second soprano and first alto. The piece has been written with flexibility in mind.
“Where is the moon?” was written about the prosaic topic of being unable to sleep one night. I was 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 in the text are mythological references to the moon as female, and bringer of dreams and sleep.
“Where is the Moon?” is the third “moon song” I have written for choir.
US letter and A4 PDF prints are provided, for convenience of choirs on both sides of the Altantic.
In both instances, the piano line has issues with printed arpeggio markings in the chorus (rehearsal marks B => C). This is a noted Sibelius print issue (bug!), and unavoidable. My apologies.
For the curious: The work is dedidated to two close friends of mine (also my children’s godparents), and our many wonderful hours spent watching Doctor Who together 😉 Oh, the good old days!
The score is available at the Choral Public Domain Library, and also here at this website, on the “Downloads” page. Just click on the preferred PDF option (US letter or A4) according to your printer’s requirements.
The piece is copyright under Creative Commons 3.0-BY-NC-SA – attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives.
In other words, if you’re an ordinary choir wanting to perform the piece in a non-commercial way (e.g. for a local concert or whatever), go right ahead. Print as many copies as you need, freely. There are no performance costs, and you can share the work with everyone.
(But if you’re Big MegaProfiteer Corporation or WeWorshipMoney Inc., you’d better come talk to my lawyer, right!)
Happy singing – I hope you enjoy the piece.