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KEM-1043 Mondnacht
Catalogue #:KEM-1043
Composer Mondnacht
Kurt Erickson


Soprano (or mezzo soprano) and piano

Mondnacht begins with a dialogue of soft chords that bounce between separate registers, personifying the poetic imagery of the Earth and Sky sending amorous intentions to each other. The second stanza accompaniment responds with slightly faster, flowing 16th notes that mimic the image of the breeze passing through the fields with the ears of grain waving gently. The third stanza returns to a kind of static calm as mysterious chords reflect the lines in the poem describing the soul spreading its wings out wide, flying through the silent regions with an extra, extra, extra strong pull to the final chord, as the poem ends the scene with the soul at last flying home.