“Where is the moon?” score now available for download

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.

Score issues:

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 πŸ˜‰ 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.

Copyright

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.

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2 thoughts on ““Where is the moon?” score now available for download

  1. Dear Leanne,

    we are two girls from Austria and we are really into your songs! They are so great!
    We learned two of them (“love will make the roses grow” and “where is the moon?”) and now we wanted to know if it was okay when we would perform then in the church.
    Thank you so much.

    Clarissa and Diana πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Clarissa and Diana,

    It’s absolutely fine for you to perform the pieces in Church. As far as I know, “Where is the moon?” has not yet been performed at all, so you’ll be singing a world premiere – enjoy it! πŸ™‚

    If you could please email me (at leanneveitch@gmail.com) details of the church, and your choir’s name (assuming you belong to the choir), plus a date of the performance if you know it, I’ll add your performance to my list on the performance page.

    Thanks for contacting me, and good luck with your performance!

    Leanne.

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