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First Look: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

January 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm UTC

From my new setting of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, a few measures of the choral score with (very) rough orchestral reduction. (Ultimately it will be performed with string orchestra, percussion, harp and celesta).

Do Not Go Gentle vocal score pgs. 1-3

And here is a terrible, terrible Finale realization. All parts played with the piano sound:

  • http://ericwhitacre.tumblr.com/ linda hurst

    may i put it into note worthy?

  • Holt McCarley

    It looks much “newer” than most of your other stuff. Very crunchy and intense!

  • Carrie Jendza

    Wow, that looks insanely difficult! Can’t wait to see/hear the final product as you intend it to be heard :)

    P.S. I have several of my voice students practicing Water Night for VC3!!! The youngest is 13 ;)

  • Carrie Jendza

    My mistake, she’s 14 :)

  • Miggy Torres

    You should’ve used Sibelius. ;-D

  • http://www.smsflame.com heera rathod

    the stuff provided by you is much newer when compared to other stuff..

  • Daniel Bayot

    YESSS. I’ve been waiting for a piece like this from you!

  • http://leanneveitch.com Leanne Veitch

    Now *that’s* not what I expected! Yeah, composition software versions suck, but they’re only demos.

    I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the work now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zhaboka Aviel Mann Ballo

    Now THAT is new! Wow.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/padlock Jacob Frisenda

    Whoa! Nice “bouncing ball” rhythms in this one!

  • Elliott

    Dubstep remix in 3…2…1…

  • http://www.mumbaitamilmakkal.com Mumbai Tamil People

    Its very good idea to Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release... view full bio