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CoverBy the Light of the Moon [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey: Bio and other works | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1197 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Unison until the last few bars, this delightful piece is set to a Robert Louis Stevenson poem from his collection titled A Child’s Garden of Verses. A sprightly piano adds color and artistic value to the composition

The three Robert Louis Stevenson settings can be performed as a set as follows:
I. Gardener of the World
II. The Land of Nod
III. By the Light of the Moon





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CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
The moon has a face like the clock in the hall; She shines on thieves on the garden wall, On streets and fields and harbour quays, And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse, The howling dog by the door of the house, The bat that lies in bed at noon, All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way; And flowers and children close their eyes Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.

Robert Louis Stevenson


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"“…a beautiful marriage of music and text in a solid musical form.” “...the music fits well with the flow of the text, making it very natural for the children to sing.” “…contains attainable challenges and is very musical.”"
review by: Matthias, S. L. (2014). Choral connections: Meet the composer. Kodály Envoy, 41(1), 20., , -


Featured on the following reading sessions
2016 | Ohio Music Educators Conference on January 28-30
2015 | Rodney Eichenberger Choral Conductors Workshop & Reading Session

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