NIGHT LIGHTS - Medium/High Voice & Piano from SUMMER
The Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus
Diamonds, diamonds, Sparkle in the night, Darting here and there. With my jar in hand I dive To my knees, Hoping to capture a gem. Look, I’ve got three! Diamonds, diamonds Tree-tops all aglow, As the fireflies stage a new light show! I wave my arms into the wind And hope that more diamonds will fly in!
Why do fireflies glisten in the dark? Could they be just nature’s little night lights? Here for a while, then “Who knows where they are?” Flown away to fill another’s jar.
- Linda Jacques, 2010
Winner of the 2009 NATS Calgary Art Song Competition