Night Soliloquy

Based on an original poem

Year of composition
Shawn Harris
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Modern classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts

The words of the poem came to me one morning while waking up. I had gone to bed pretty depressed over some things that are happening in my life at the moment and the words just started coming to me. Thankfully, I had my iPhone in hand so I opened up the Notepad and typed away.

I knew the words could work very well with flute and voice so that’s how this piece came about! I hope you enjoy it!

It should be noted that some musically-acceptable time may be taken, especially in the flute part, during the more soloistic passages.

The words of the poem are:

Can the moon rise when tears cover her eyes?

Can the crickets chirp when all they hear are sobs?

Can the stars still twinkle when hope slips away?

Can the nightingale still sing when the heart sighs?

Can the river still trickle when the soul turns cold?

Will the night end when love comes again?

Can the dark see light where loneliness resides?

Night comes.

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