Pierrot

 

 

Pierrot - (2008)    

Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano


 

Pierrot stands in the garden,
Beneath a waning moon,
And on his lute he fashions
A fragile silver tune.

Pierrot plays in the garden,
He thinks he plays for me,
But I am quite forgotten
Under the cherry tree.

Pierrot plays in the garden,
And all the roses know,
That Pierrot loves his music,--
But I love Pierrot.

[ 1 page, circa 1' 25" ]


Sara Teasdale

 

 

The subdued tessitura and music box-like accompaniment contrast, as the man moves through his moment with small regard for the "other" object of his affections. It is a moment of beauty mixed with melancholy in that "in-between place" between the two characters in this miniature vignette from life.

 

 

The score for Pierrot is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.

 

Pierrot