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Ballade to the Moon

from Three Nocturnes

By Daniel Elder

SATB choir, piano accompaniment - Intermediate
From Three Nocturnes. Composed by Daniel Elder. Westminster Choir. Music Education. Octavo. 16 pages. GIA Publications #8071. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-8071).

Item Number: GI.G-8071

English. Text by Daniel Elder.

A secular choral performance piece for the accomplished high school or college choir. The tempo marking adagio misterioso aptly suggests its musical character. The text is a nocturne that explores observational and psychological experiences associated with love, nature, darkness, and light.

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  • January 27, 2018 Colourful harmony, beautiful words

    There are two versions of this piece. One for SATB and one for TTBB, like them both. Melody is beautiful and harmony is colourful. Piano writing is idiomatic and the choir has to have good ensembleship as to carry out the flexibility in tempo of the piece. The middle acapella...

    section can be tricky for not very experienced choir and conductor.

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