Cahaya Purnama

Cahaya Purnama (Moonlight) was inspired by the 15th governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, as at the moment this piece was written, has made a lot of changes in Jakarta, where Cherly lives. The first idea of the music was the first three notes, followed by the melody sung by the sopranos. The altos take over the melody, and slowly build up to the Slow Dance part, where everyone is the melody. The Starry Night part is where the bass take the lead and other voices replicates the twinkling stars. Afterwards, the tenors take the lead and finally, the song is concluded with the same harmony with the beginning. (Jakarta, June 27th, 2017)

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Gelap malam t’lah menyapa

Bertahta cah’ya sang purnama

Memupus kerinduan jiwa pada terang

Sang purnama bercahaya dan memukau para insan

Tak rela bila dia digantikan mentari fajar

Dan bintang menari, memuja rembulan yang bersinar terang

Sang purnama t’lah merasuk hayat dengan rasa cinta

Bintang-bintang berkelip di angkasa

menyerukan pujian untuk sang purnama

Sang purnama merajut asa, memadu kasih, menggugah jiwa

Sang purnama ciptakan asa

Cahaya purnama,

Cahayanya penuh cinta

menyalakan pengarapanku.