to-night (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-242
  • First Line: the moon is a curving flower of gold
  • Composer: Phyllis E. Zimmerman
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Other: 2006 women
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This octavo contains four settings of the poems by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933).  The four poems in this octavo are: “Life Has Loveliness to Sell,” “To-Night,” “Dusk in June,” and “I Would Live in Your Love.”  The piece is recorded in its entirety on CD-07.

“To-Night” is given a simple and brief tratment, though it begins in canonic fashion.  The second verse achieves its magic with subtle but perfectly placed duple rhythms that unfold (“luminous” and the final “to-night”) against the predominantly gentle lilt in triple meter that precedes them.