SATB (SSAA version available on this site – click here)
Selene is the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.
This piece was originally written after we purchased a “Hapi”, a relative of the “Hang” drum. The sound of my early improvisations on the instrument evoked an image of something celestial so we decided that the lyrics should be about the moon. I created the Hapi part first and then wove the choral parts around it. Allison then crafted the gorgeous lyrics and I massaged them into the piece. The Hapi is a gorgeous accompaniment for choir and can be played with the hands (as it is on the youtube recording) or mallets. The piece would also work nicely with other pitched percussion such as vibraphone, marimba or even harp.
Used for accompaniment on the youtube recording.