O Silver Moon from the opera “Rusalka”
Score and Parts
Publisher: Asterick Music
Instrumentation: Flute and Guitar
Most of Rusalka is set in a mystical forest at the edge of a lake. What better instrument to depict this imaginative and bewitching setting than guitar. The beauty of the guitar's timbres serves to evoke the night and the colors of the forest while the flute calls to the moon as the water nymph, Rusalka, declares her forbidden love. The ossia measures in the guitar part more closely relate to the original operatic texture, while the main staff measures lie more comfortably on the guitar.