This is an arrangement of an ancient Karelian wedding song. It was sung when the bride was coming into the house of the bridegroom. The song tells how the the village (the whole family of the bridwgroom) was waiting for the new moon (the bride). Much of the text is related to lines found in Rune XXV (Wainamoinen’s Wedding Songs) of the great Finnish epic, the Kalavala, first published in 1835. A full recording of the piece can be found on CD-06.