Composer -- R. Murray Schafer Voicing + performing forces — SATB Call Number — 4207 Level — Medium
Epitaph for Moonlight by R. Murray Shafer is an excellent choice for so many different reasons. Are you looking for something Canadian? Want to explore more unusual elements of compositional style and/or notation while still allowing your group to retain some sort of toehold in the familiar? Want to have a teaching score (in this case, intervals as well as independence of voices) We programmed this piece in our first concert of the year on the theme of “Light”, but it could just as easily have been part of concert #2: “Dark”. While written for a youth choir, it was ideally challenging for an auditioned community group of a wide range of experience and abilities.