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Sleep composed by Eric Whitacre (1970-). For Concert Band. Eric Whitacre Concert Band. Grade 3.5. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4002139).

From composer Eric Whitacre comes a brand new work, the lush and achingly beautiful Sleep. Commissioned by the Big East Consortium, this haunting chorale begins softly and slowly blossoms to a powerful climax. Can also be performed with optional SATB chorus, with original text by celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. (5:40).


8 - FLUTE 1,2 2 pages

2 - OBOE 1,2 1 page

2 - BASSOON 1 page

4 - BB CLARINET 1 2 pages

4 - BB CLARINET 2 2 pages

4 - BB CLARINET 3 2 pages

2 - BASS CLARINET 1 & 2 2 pages

4 - ALTO SAX 1,2 2 pages



3 - BB TRUMPET 1 2 pages

6 - BB TRUMPET 2,3 2 pages

2 - F HORN 1 & 2 2 pages

2 - F HORN 3 & 4 2 pages

2 - BASS TROMBONE 1 page

4 - TROMBONE 1, 2 2 pages

2 - BARITONE 1-2 2 pages

4 - TUBA 1 & 2 2 pages

4 - PERCUSSION 2-3 2 pages

2 - PERCUSSION 1 1 page

1 - TIMPANI 1 page

BARITONE T.C. 1-2 2 pages



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  • 4

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  • November 17, 2008 Excellent piece for intonation and ensemble focus

    Beautiful work that focuses on intonation and ensemble while being a truly well-constructed composition. The students love it!

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  • 5

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  • August 16, 2008 A Musical Dream

    Eric Whitacre is wonderful at making images into beautiful music. I fell in love with this piece from the first time I played it at a summer camp. This piece really takes you through a dream.

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  • 5

    Huntsville, Tx
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  • August 13, 2008 AMAZING!

    I have to say that this is the most emotional piece of music i have ever heard. and i also had the pleasure of performing it. I heard it for the first time in band class and let me just say the entire room was in tears!! IT'S A...


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  • 5

    Sandy, Oregon
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  • January 28, 2008 Moving Piece of Beauty

    This is a great piece for a commited band.When I fist heard this I fell in love with it. I'm only 15 and this piece made me cry the first time I heard it.

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  • 5

    Charlotte, N.C.
  • July 05, 2005 yes

    When I say that this peice is one of the greatest i've every heard, it really is. when i first heard this song i cried that's how hard it hit.

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