Moon by Night is a modular work, as it is performable as a work for band and chorus, band alone, chorus and piano, or chorus a cappella. The text is the King James translation of Psalm 121, and the title is an image directly quoted from the psalm. The theme of the work is not sacred, however – it should be more like a hymn-like tone poem; a simple, straightforward chorale with long unending lines, where the text serves only to create an evocative mood.
See also Moon By Night for band.
performable as SATB a cappela or with optional piano accompaniment
- April 9, 2018 - Hartwick College Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. Conducted by Andrew Pease.