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Goodnight Moon – SATB Choir & Piano

July 20, 2018 at 9:45 am UTC

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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 JW 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.