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Goodnight Moon

for Soprano and Piano

By Eric Whitacre

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Piano Accompaniment, Soprano, Vocal
For Soprano and Piano. Composed by Eric Whitacre (1970-). Vocal. Recital, Classical. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Shadow Water Music (HL.146391).

Item Number: HL.146391

ISBN 1495023540. 9x12 inches.

From the composer Eric Whitacre: Over the past six 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 we contacted the publisher to 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, setting the text for harp, string orchestra, and my wife, soprano Hila Plitmann. It has become one of my son's favourite songs; now Hila sings it to him before bed nearly every night.

This arrangement is for high voice and piano accompaniment.

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