Eric Whitacre: Sleep

Books | SATB

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Composer: Eric Whitacre
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

This is a beautifully crafted a cappella work for SATB Choir (divisi: 2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 2 Bass). The music was originally composed to set the words of Robert Frost's poem Stopping By Woods, but owing to complex legalities involving the poet's estate the work had to be withdrawn. The composer, after long deliberation, decided to ask his friend and brilliant poet, Charles Anthony Silvestri, to set new words with the exact structure of the Frost poem.

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 16 October 2003
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL08501462

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          Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
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          Heathfield GB MD two choirs
          Very good piece for both choir and audience
          Confirmed purchase: 23 January 2014
          Published on: 20 June 2014

          Musicroom Reviews

          This is a beautiful piece of vocal composition. It is powerful enough to bring tears to my eyes and give me chills every time I hear it. It has a relatively advanced skill level but it is well worth what the piece has to offer. The divisi in this piece are done magically. Sleep is an amazing piece even with the word changes from Robert Frosts' Stopping By woods.
          megan - (las vegas)
          Lush! I hope my choir can do it justice. As usual, the item arrived in good time and in perfect condition. Thanks.
          Anonymous - (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
          Beautiful, melodic and contemporary.
          Anonymous - (Bolton, United Kingdom)
          Great selection of songs from this inspirational composer - thanks.
          Anonymous - (Southport, United Kingdom)
          Lovely piece, delivered the next day - very efficient
          Anonymous - (Canterbrury, United Kingdom)
          A beautiful piece for choirs, delivered extremely quickly as always. Great service
          Anonymous - (Canterbrury, United Kingdom)
          Ein wunderschönes Stück, das nicht nur beim Hören, sondern auch beim Singen unter die Haut geht. Durch die z.T. ungewohnten Harmonien nicht immer ganz einfach zu singen, aber dennoch auch für nicht-professionelle Chöre zu schaffen.
          Anonymous - (Jena, Germany)
          I first heard this on Classic FM and I have now purchased copies for the Rushley Singers in Morecambe. It is quite simply one of the finest pieces of choral music I have ever heard. I make a point of playing the piece on the CD at least once a day and I cannot get over the harmonies and the range of expressions used. It is just FANTASTIC and I would recommend it to any capable choir
          Anonymous - (Lancaster, United Kingdom)
          Another great item which I'm looking forward to learning
          Anonymous - (Ilkley, United Kingdom)

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