“Over the past few 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 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.
I later arranged Goodnight Moon for SATB choir and piano. More recently; my dear friend Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant arranged the piece for wind ensemble and soloist. The melody of Goodnight Moon will forever make me think of those quiet nights; reading my son to sleep.” –Eric Whitacre
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.045 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.14 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL4006478|
|Band Grade Description||43894|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2019|