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Goodnight Moon – SATB Choir & Piano

July 20, 2018 at 9:45 am UTC

Eric’s arrangement of Goodnight Moon for SATB choir & piano is out today.

“Over the first six years of his life, 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. ” Eric Whitacre

The sheet music can be found at J W Pepper or Hal Leonard.

The choral single, featuring the Eric Whitacre Singers, can be found on all your favorite platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.