“Song to the Moon” (originally called “Hymn to the Moon”) portrays the moon as a powerful goddess which provides light in the dark night.
The beautiful imagery pays homage to the moon as a “deity of secret night.”
It’s been 52 years since the blast off of the Apollo 11 mission, which successfully delivered humans to the surface of the moon for the first time.
Now a global race is in place to stake both national and commercial claims to the lunar surface – and to what’s below and even beyond it.
Throughout history, the moon has had both a physical and a spiritual presence in our natural world. It has been a focus of fascination.
The changes that come with each passing moon have a close connection with plant and animal life and our calendar life.
The idea that the moon has a strong effect on the human mind is ingrained in culture and lore.
An accessible piece for any SATB choir.