I Know Moonrise - FULL SET
"I Know Moonrise" began its life as a work for chior with alto soloist adapted from this anonymous spiritual text from the mid-1800s. The piece starts slowly and falteringly, (marked "Haltingly, mournful") with a solo french horn taking the place of the alto voice in a poignantly blues-inflected melody. The music darkens as it passes out of moonlight into the graveyard and down into the grave. But on the other side of the grave waits joy, reconciliation, light, and rest.
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