Moon Songs

A Song Cycle In Four Acts for Soprano, Flute (Doubling Piccolo), Violoncello, and Piano

Shulamit Ran (composer), Behar (lyricist), Menashe (lyricist), Hanagid (lyricist), et al.


  • Soprano
  • Flute
    • Piccolo
  • Cello
  • Piano
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Made available from composer's original edition
Ran was asked for a new work for Mimi Stillman's Dolce Suono Ensemble and their Mahler/Schoenberg 2012 concert series. Creating a piece that would be at once an homage and a companion piece to Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire was an intriguing challenge. Ran ultimately chose poems and excerpts that reference the moon in a riveting performance setting for flute (doubling piccolo), piano, cello, and soprano/narrator/actress. With English and Hebrew texts, Moon Songs consists of four "acts" with two entr-actes. Extensive program notes and performance notes are included. Ran advises, “Demanding as her sung part is, the singer…needs to be as much an actress as a singer.”
SKU: 111-40240
Duration: 26:00
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Dolce Suono Ensemble with funding from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Delivery Method: Print
Page count: 140
UPC: 6-80160-61313-7
ISBN: 978-1-59806-486-5
Act I: Creation
Act II: Li Bai Ve’Hayare‘akh Hareik(Li Bai and the Vacant Moon)
Entr’acte I
Act III: Star-crossed
Entr’acte II: Prayer to Pierrot
Act IV: Medley
Act I: Transposed Version of mm. 57-79
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