Blue Moon, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, has had many treatments over the decades. Mel Tormé made a smooth hit version in the 1940s, Elvis Presley's unusual treatment made its way onto his first album in 1956 and The Marcels had a doo-wop hit with it in 1961, but ‘An American Werewolf in London’ was the first movie to associate this most romantic of songs with lycanthropy.
With its timeless chord progression and the bittersweet juxtaposition of its melody and lyrics, it's no wonder that this song is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever. The clever play-on-words combine luck with the blues, creating the universal message that has touched the hearts of countless listeners and performers since its composition.
This brand new arrangement by Simon Foxley & Christopher Hussey for SSA choir takes this beautifully evocative standard and updates it with a fresh pair of ears, making it a really welcome addition to the Novello Choral Pops series.