A MOONFEST Musicfest might consist of a Moon Music concert:
- Excerpts from Haydn's opera Il Mondo della Luna
- Edward Elgar's In Moonlight set to Percy Bysshe Shelley's words
- Debussy's Clair de Lune
- Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
- Bernard Rands's song cycle Canti Lunatici
A MOONFEST Choir performance:
Carl Orff's opera Der Mond (based on a Grimm fairy tale) tells the story of four men who find the moon hanging on a tree. Each carries one quarter of the moon to the underworld when he dies, and the underworld becomes illuminated. The dead wake and begin a round of drinking and carousing that ends only when the Skykeeper rescues the moon and brings it back above ground, hanging it in the sky where it has remained ever since.
A MOONFEST Songfest:
- "Fly Me to the Moon"
- "Moon River"
- "Moonlight Becomes You"
- "Old Devil Moon"
- "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"
- "Copper Kettle" ("Watch them jugs a-filling in the pale moonlight")
- "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" ("And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave")
- "Buffalo Gal Won't You Come Out Tonight" ("And dance by the light of the moon")
- "Shine On, Harvest Moon"
- "The Best Things in Life Are Free" ("The moon belongs to everyone")
- "I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night"
- "Hey Diddle, Diddle" ("The cow jumped over the moon")
- "It's Only A Paper Moon"
- "Moon Over Alabama"
- "As Time Goes By" ("Moonlight and love songs")
- "Song About the Moon"
- "Moon Shadow"
- "Ole Kentucky Moon"
- "Moon Over Miami"
- "Aquarius" ("When the moon is in the Seventh House")
- "Blue Moon"
- "Just One of Those Things" ("A trip to the moon on gossamer wings")
- "My Romance" ("Doesn't have to have a moon in the sky")
- "Down With Love" ("Take that moon, Wrap it in cellophane")
- "You Make Me Feel So Young" ("I want to go and bounce the moon just like a toy balloon")
- "Black Water" ("Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me")
- "I'll Be Seeing You" ("I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you")
- "Such A Night" ("Sweet confusion under the moonlight")
- "Until" ("Saddle up the moon and take a ride")
If you use one of the previous suggestions — or are developing a music event of your own — contact MOONFEST. We'll consider posting your event as an official MOONFEST Event on this web site.