The History of 'Gypsy Moon' or 'Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)'.
'Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)'(Op. 20) is a piece in C minor for violin and orchestra (or violin and piano) written in 1878 by the Spanish composer and virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate and premiered during the same year in Leipzig.
It is based on themes of the Roma people, specifically the rhythms of the csárdás. Zigeunerweisen is of approximately ten minutes' duration. Sarasate's most popular composition and a favorite among violin virtuosi, the work has remained a staple on records at least since Sarasate himself committed it to wax in 1904.
A few of the masters who have recorded it in more recent years would include Nigel Kennedy, Zino Francescatti, Jascha Heifetz, Ivry Gitlis, Itzhak Perlman, Kyung-wha Chung, Gil Shaham, Midori Goto, and Anne-Sophie Mutter.
String bassist Edgar Meyer recorded a version with Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall on the album Uncommon Ritual. It was featured in the 2002 film Together, and it provided both the title and much of the soundtrack for Seijun Suzuki's 1980 film Zigeunerweisen. Much of Zigeunerweisen also features in the Hong Kong film Kung Fu Hustle.
Artist : David Whitfield
Moon of love romantic gypsy moon
Shine above, your light will fade too soon
Life'll be fair, a path with roses strewn
When you're there, romantic gypsy moon
Here each night, my gypsy love I meet
'Neath your light, a world is at your feet
Moon devine and you shine
Stronger, longer gypsy moon
When you gleam two hands two hearts and you
Make life seem a paradise for two
Love is all, two hearts one beating tune
At your call, romantic gypsy moon