'Tis moonlight -
for medium voice and piano
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,
But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.
And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.
pages, circa 3' 25"
Emily Jane Brontë (1818-1848) was an English novelist and poet, best known
for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of
setting is minimalist, an opening gesture setting the tonality, and then
rocking gestures all rooted in the G minor tonic with its major seventh, the
melodic lines of the voice and treble in the piano ranging over the scale.
In duet with the voice, the treble in the piano is to be slightly
The score 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.
in A4 format