Part 1: “Fairy-Tales for the Children” Poetry by Vachel Lindsay. Commissioned for Frederica von Stade by MUSIC ACCORD. Premiere: August 20, 1998 at the Ravinia Festival, Illinois, with Martin Katz, pianist
1. Prologue: Once More – To Gloriana
3. The Haughty Snail-King
4. What the Rattlesnake Said
5. The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky (What the little girl said)
6. What the Scarecrow Said
7. What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said
8. Yet Gentle Will the Griffin Be (What Grandpa told the children)
Songs To The Moon was commissioned by MUSIC ACCORD, INC., a consortium of music presenters, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City; The Krannert Center, University of Illinois, Urbana; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL; San Francisco Performances, San Francisco, CA; Spivey Hall, Clayton State College, Morrow, GA; University Musical Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and the Wolf Trap Foundation, Vienna, VA.Recordings of this composition are available. See The Moon’s A Gong, Hung in the Wild (Avie) and The Faces of Love – The Songs of Jake Heggie (BMG/RCA Victor).
The Score is available. See THE FACES OF LOVE Song Collections (1999).
Collections are published Songbooks or books of compositions. The songs and arias are often found individually in Recordings as well as Compositions. One or more recordings have been made. (Here is a Search for them.) Score(s) available from G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard.