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released December 15, 2015

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Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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Track Name: What Good Would the Moon Be?
I’ve looked in the windows at diamonds, / They’re beautiful, but they’re cold.
I’ve seen Broadway stars in fur coats / That cost a fortune, so I’m told

I guess I’d look nice in diamonds, / And sables might add to my charms,
But if someone I don’t care for would buy them, / I’d rather have two loving arms.

What good would the moon be, / Unless the right one shared it’s beams.
What good would dreams come true be, / If love wasn’t in those dreams.

And a primrose path, / What would be the fun
Of walking down a path like that / Without the right one?

What good would the night be / Without the right lips whispering low,
Kiss me oh darling kiss me, / While evening stars still glow.

No it won’t be a primrose path for me, / No it won’t be diamonds and gold,
But maybe it will be / Someone who loves me,
Someone who loves just me / To have and to hold.
Track Name: Song to the Moon
Czech Lyrics
Mesiku na nebi hlubokem
Svetlo tve daleko vidi,
Po svete bloudis sirokem,
Divas se v pribytky lidi.
Mesicku, postuj chvili
reckni mi, kde je muj mily
Rekni mu, stribmy mesicku,
me ze jej objima rame,
aby si alespon chvilicku
vzpomenul ve sneni na mne.
Zasvet mu do daleka,
rekni mu, rekni m kdo tu nan ceka!
O mneli duse lidska sni,
at'se tou vzpominkou vzbudi!
Mesicku, nezhasni, nezhasni!

English Translation
Moon, high and deep in the sky
Your light sees far,
You travel around the wide world,
and see into people's homes.
Moon, stand still a while
and tell me where is my dear.
Tell him, silvery moon,
that I am embracing him.
For at least momentarily
let him recall of dreaming of me.
Illuminate him far away,
and tell him, tell him who is waiting for him!
If his human soul is in fact dreaming of me,
may the memory awaken him!
Moonlight, don't disappear, disappear!
Track Name: The Silver Aria
Gold is a fine thing / For those who admire it.
Gold is like the sun, / But I am a child
Of the moon, and silver / Is the metal of the moon.
Secret-smiler, wrapped in wonder, / Floating in her cloudy magic,
'Tis the moon that mints her silver / In the deeps of darkened earth.
All that's glowing, cool and tender / Has the feel of silver in it--
Silver is an infant's laughter, / Silver on the sage's brow,
Silver on a moonlit river / Echoes the silver orb above.
I am a child of the moon / And always
Will adore her element, / Dreaming as I watch it gleam,
I am mining heavenly ore./ Gold is the sun,
But silver, silver lies hidden in the core of dreams.
Track Name: I Could Have Danced All Night
Bed! Bed! I couldn't go to bed! / My head's too light to try to set it down!
Sleep! Sleep! I couldn't sleep tonight! / Not for all the jewels in the crown!
I could have danced all night! / I could have danced all night and still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings / And done a thousand things I've never done before.
I'll never know What made it so exciting; / Why all at once my heart took flight.
I only know when he began to dance with me I could have danced, danced, danced all night!
Track Name: Tonight at Eight
I'm nervous and upset because this man I've never met
I get to meet tonight at eight.
He's taking me to dinner at a charming old cafe,
but who can eat tonight at eight?
It's early in the morning, and our date is not till eight o'clock tonight,
And yet already I can see what a nightmare this whole day will be.
I haven't slept a wink, I only think
Of our approaching tete-a-tete,
Tonight at eight.
I feel a combination of depression and elation;
What a state! To wait till eight!
Three more minutes, two more seconds, ten more hours to go!
In spite of all I've written, he may not be very smitten,
And my hopes, perhaps, may all collapse,
Kaput--tonight at eight.

I wish I knew exactly how I'll act and what will happen
When we dine tonight at eight.
I know I'll drop the silverware, but will I spill the water or the wine
Tonight at eight?
Tonight I'll walk right up and sit right down beside the smartest girl in town
And then it's anybody's guess.
More and more I'm breathing less and less!
In my imagination I can hear our conversation
Taking shape tonight at eight.
I'll sit there saying absolutely nothing or I'll jabber like an ape
Tonight at eight!
Two more minutes, three more seconds, ten more hours to go!
I'll know when this is done, if something's ended or begun,
And if it goes all right, who knows?
He might propose!
Track Name: Tonight
Tonight, tonight won’t be just any night. / Tonight there will be no morning star.
Tonight, tonight I’ll see my love tonight / And for us stars will stop where they are.
Today the minutes seem like hours / The hours go so slowly and still the sky is light.
Oh moon, grow bright / And make this endless day, endless night. Tonight!
Goodnight, goodnight. . Sleep well and when you dream, dream of me. Tonight!
Track Name: In the Still of the Night
In the still of the night / As I gaze from my window
At the moon in its flight / My thoughts all stray to you

In the still of the night / All the world is in slumber
All the times without number / Darling when I say to you

Do you love me, as I love you / Are you my life to be, my dream come true
Or will this dream of mine fade out of sight / Like the moon growing dim, on the rim of the hill
In the chill, still, of the night.
Track Name: Moon Medley
Somewhere there's music
How faint the tune
Somewhere there's heaven
How high the moon
There is no moon above
When love is far away too
Till it comes true
That you love me and I love you
Somewhere there's music
It's where you are
Somewhere there's heaven
How near, how far
The darkest night would shine
If you would come to me soon
Until you will, how still my heart
How high the moon

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Say it's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Yes, it's only a canvas sky
Hangin' over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Without your love
It's a honky tonk parade
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade

It's a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

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Once upon a time
Before I took up smiling
I hated the moonlight!
Shadows of the night
That poets find beguiling
Seemed flat as the noonlight
With no one to stay up for
I went to sleep at ten
Life was a bitter cup
For the saddest of women

Blue moon you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a pray'r for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper "Let me love you"
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold!
Blue moon! Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

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Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Oh dream-maker, you heart-breaker
Wherever you're going, I'm going your way
Two drifters off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end
Waiting 'round the bend, my huckleberry friend
Moon river and me
Track Name: Stardust
And now the purple dusk of twilight time / Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb / Always reminding me that we're apart

You wandered down the lane and far away / Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday / The music of the years gone by

Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely night dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you / When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration / But that was long ago
Now my consolation / Is in the stardust of a song

Beside a garden wall / When stars are bright
You are in my arms / The nightingale tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain/ In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody, the memory of love's refrain.
Track Name: Swinging on a Star
Would you like to swing on a star? / Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are? . Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long, funny ears / He kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny and his brain is weak / He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And, by the way, if you hate to go to school / You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star? / Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are? / Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face / His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He's got no manners when he eats his food / He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig / You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star? / Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are? / Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything but swim in a brook / He can't write his name or read a book
To fool all the people is his only thought / Though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish / You may grow up to be a fish

And all the monkeys aren't in a zoo / Every day you meet quite a few
So you see, it's all up to you / You can be better than you are
You could be swingin' on a star!
Track Name: When You Wish Upon a Star
When a star is born, they possess a gift or two
One of them is this, they have the power to make a wish come true.

When you wish upon a star / Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires / Will come to you
If your heart is in your dream / No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star / As dreamers do
Fate is kind / She brings to those to love
The sweet fulfillment / Of their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue/ Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star / Your dreams come true
Track Name: Dream a Little Dream of Me
Stars shining bright above you / Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singing in the sycamore trees / Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty-night and kiss me / Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be / Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear / Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn dear / Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you / Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be / Dream a little dream of me

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