Simple and eloquent, there is a touch of melancholy in Lullaby for Noah and perhaps a longing for the innocence that once was our basic nature.
Genre: Wind Orchestra | # of Players: Standard Level: 2.5 | Duration: 5:15
Instrumentation Piccolo Flute 1/2 Oboe 1/2 Bassoon 1/2 Clarinet in Eb Clarinet in Bb 1 Clarinet in Bb 2/3 Bass Clarinet Alto Saxophone 1/2 Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet in Bb 1 Trumpet in Bb 2/3 Trumpet in Bb 4/5 Horn in F 1/2 Horn in F 3/4 Trombone 1 Trombone 2/3 Euphonium Tuba
Timpani Percussion (Triangle, Suspended Cymbal)
Program Notes Lullaby for Noah was composed for Noah Donald Koffman-Adsit and commissioned by Glen Adsit and the Hartt School Wind Ensemble. When Glen asked me to compose a lullaby for his son Noah I was completely taken with the idea. I wanted to write a piece that was simple and eloquent. As I composed this piece, I thought of that wonderful main theme of Elmer Bernstein’s score for the film: To Kill a Mockingbird – how provocative and song-like – beautifully shaped and filled with a quiet melancholy. There is also a touch of melancholy in this lullaby and perhaps a longing for the innocence that once was our basic nature.
“When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become” - Louis Pasteur