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You Will Have the Moon

by Mary Bichner

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Aria from the forthcoming one-act opera, "The Almond Tree" by composer Mary Bichner and librettist Maureen FitzGerald. For more info, please visit www.thealmondtreeopera.com ! :)


You run into the room, it’s like somebody opened a window
Every shadow of gloom and despair disappears through the window!
And the boldest brightest beam of light I’ve ever seen
Passes through this dreary house and sweeps the corners clean!

And you will have the moon:
You will hold the world in the palm of your hand.
Not today, but soon --
Little girl, be patient and please understand
The time may not be now
But I swear some day, somehow, that
Oh! You will have the moon!

Every sound that you make is like music that rings in the rafters
With a rhythm that shakes the foundations and rattles the rafters!
Where your laughter falls, these silent walls of chilly grey
Echo with a joyful noise that takes my breath away!

And you will have the moon:
When the world around you is ready to dance
You will call the tune!
Wait a little longer, I’ll give you the chance.
My life will end one day --
While I live I’ll find a way, and
Oh! You will have the moon!

The world will end some day
Fall to dust and fade away...
But, oh! You will have the moon!


released September 1, 2015
Composed and arranged by Mary Bichner. Lyrics by Maureen FitzGerald. Performed by Mali Sastri (vocalist) and the East Coast Scoring Orchestra. Conducted by Xiao'an Li. Recorded at WGBH Studios in Boston, MA.


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