This piece is originally composed for mixed choir in 2017 and made into SA and Piano arrangement in 2022. The title Cahaya Purnama means moonlight, taken from the name of the 15th governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaya Purnama (read: Basuki Cahaya Purnama) who has inspired Cherly at the time she wrote this piece because he has made a lot of good changes toward Jakarta, Indonesia, where the composer has grown up. (Taipei, April 22nd, 2022)
A commissioned work for Best Student Choir Festival 2022, this song is challenging for both the choir and the pianist. While only using one word, ‘alelluia’, for the lyric, this song displays a different texture in each section. (Jakarta, 20 August 2021)
Commissioned by Gita Swara Gunsa Jakarta for Best Student Choir Festival 2022, this song is challenging for both the choir and the pianist. The text is taken from the antiphon to the Magnificat and meant to be sung on the Christmas day. (Jakarta, August 17th, 2021)
Cherly wrote this song on the 100th day of 2020, and it was the 27th day of social distancing, which was done due to the government’s regulation in regards of global pandemic situation. The text itself was inspired by her longing of family and friends, with a hope that we can finally meet again after the pandemic is over.
The SATB Voices and Piano version of this song is published and distributed by Muziksea LLP. Click here to purchase.
The SSAA Voices and Piano version of this song is published and distributed by Tabernacle Women’s Choir. Click here to purchase.
Saat gelisah menyapa
Bertabur duka nestapa
Ku hanya bisa memejamkan mata,
Mengucap sebuah doa
Saat ku disapa sepi
Tanpa hadirmu di sini
Sejenak berdiam dalam gelita,
Ijinkanku sampaikan rinduku lewat angin malam untukmu.