Goodnight Moon

for Concert Band

Goodnight Moon

for Concert Band

Series: Eric Whitacre Concert Band Format: Softcover Score & Parts Composer: Eric Whitacre Arranger: Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant Author: Margaret Wise Brown

“Over the past few years I must have read Goodnight Moon to my son a thousand times - maybe more. Somewhere around reading number 500, I began hearing little musical fragments as I read, and over time those fragments began to blossom into a simple, sweet lullaby. I knew it was a long shot, but I asked my manager, Claire Long, to contact HarperCollins and see if they would allow the text to be set to music. To my surprise and delight they agreed - the first time they had ever allowed Goodnight Moon to be used in such a way. I composed the piece relatively quickly, originally setting the text for harp, string orchestra, and my son's mother, soprano Hila Plitmann.

I later arranged Goodnight Moon for SATB choir and piano. More recently, my dear friend Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant arranged the piece for wind ensemble and soloist. The melody of Goodnight Moon will forever make me think of those quiet nights, reading my son to sleep.” –Eric Whitacre

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 1 14
SOPRANO 1 4
FLUTE 1 2 2
FLUTE 2 2 2
FLUTE 3 2 2
OBOE 1 2
BASSOON 1 1 2
BASSOON 2 1 2
BB CLARINET 1 3 2
BB CLARINET 2 3 2
BB CLARINET 3 3 2
BB BASS CLARINET 1 2
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 2
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 1 2
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 2
BB TRUMPET 4 2
F HORN 1 2 2
F HORN 2 2 2
TROMBONE 1 1 2
TROMBONE 2 1 2
TROMBONE 3 1 2
BB EUPHONIUM BC 1 2
C EUPHONIUM BC 1 2
BB EUPHONIUM TC 1 2
C EUPHONIUM TC 1 2
TUBA 2 2
DOUBLE BASS 1 2
HARP 1 3
PERCUSSION 2 2
SOLO FLUTE 1 2
SOLO OBOE 1 2
SOLO CLARINET 1 2
SOLO BB SOPRANO SAX 1 2
SOLO EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 2
SOLO BB TRUMPET 1 2
SOLO BB EUPHONIUM BC 1 2
SOLO C EUPHONIUM BC 1 2
SOLO BB EUPHONIUM TC 1 2
SOLO C EUPHONIUM TC 1 2
SOLO VIOLIN 1 2
SOLO CELLO 1 2

$150.00 (US) Inventory #HL 04005423 UPC: 888680940874 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0"

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