Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Concert Band

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Concert Band

Series: Shawnee Press Publisher: Shawnee Press Score & Parts Composer: Elliot Del Borgo

Level: 5

The Dylan Thomas poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” was the motivation for this musical composition. While not a programmatic depiction of the poem, the work attempts to recreate the essence of the poem in sound. The opening motive, representative of the life force, permeates much of the work. The use of sound layers – in the form of polytonal hymns – calls to mind the struggles and persistence of the human spirit and its refusal to “go gentle.” A substantial and dramatic work for mature ensembles. Dur: 11:15 (Grade 5)

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
FULL SCORE 1 44
1ST FLUTE 3 3
2ND FLUTE 3 3
FLUTE & PICCOLO 1 3
1ST OBOE 1 3
2ND OBOE 1 3
EB CLARINET (OPTTIONAL) 1 2
1ST BB CLARINET 4 3
2ND & 3RD BB CLARINET 8 3
EB ALTO CLARINET 2 3
BB BASS CLARINET 2 3
EB CONTRALTO CLARINET 1 2
BB CONTRA BASS CLARINET 1 2
BASSOON 2 3
ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 & 2 IN EB 2 2
BB TENOR SAX 1 3
EB BARITONE SAX 1 2
1ST BB TRUMPET 3 2
BB TRUMPET 2,3 6 2
1ST & 2ND F HORN 2 3
3RD & 4TH F HORN 2 3
1ST TROMBONE 1 3
2ND TROMBONE 1 3
3RD TROMBONE 1 3
BARITONE T.C. 1 3
BARITONE B.C. 2 3
TUBA 6 3
TIMPANI 1 2
PERCUSSION 1 1 2
PERCUSSION 2 2 2
PERCUSSION 3 2 2

$110.00 (US) Inventory #HL 35005445 UPC: 747510048350 Publisher Code: K0398 Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0"

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