Astro Morente (2006, 4')

for SATB. Text in Italian by Davide Zannoni. Commissioned by The University of Florence Choir. Premiered by the Louisiana State University Choir, Baton Rouge, 2010.

Se la notte pendesse dai rami
Come stracci di seta bagnata,
Vorrei coglierli e spremerne il succo
da bere in ginocchio davanti alla luna.

If the night were hanging from trees
Like tatters of watery silk,
I would squeeze them and gather its juice
To drink on my knees in front of the moon.