SONG - TO THE MOON - 'for Medium Voice and Piano. Words: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

SONG - TO THE MOON - 'for Medium Voice and Piano. Words: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Music by GRAHAM GARTON 22 February 2017
Year of composition
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument (Voice)
Instrumental parts

The Composer felt the mood of this unpunctuated poem suggest starting in a major key but ending in a major key. He visualises the face of the moon. He uses G minor to Bb major. Study of thislovely atmospheric poem suggests a creating slow-moving melody with a limited range for Medium Voice. Rhythymic passages often are legitimatey achieved by the repetition of certain chosen words. The figures in the accompaniment reminds us that the moon has a surface. The performance time is about three and threquarters minutes.

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