Good-Night

SSA, TBB, SAB (t) with Piano
Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Duration: 3.5 min
Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing



An enchanting piece, the Paul Laurence Dunbar text paints a beautiful picture of an atmosphere conducive to bringing on a pleasant night’s sleep, while the music is imaginative enough to make the audience want to stay awake.


The lark is silent in his nest,
The breeze is sighing in its flight,
Sleep, Love, and peaceful be thy rest.
Good–night, my love, good–night, good–night.

Sweet dreams attend thee in thy sleep,
To soothe thy rest till morning’s light,
And angels round thee vigil keep.
Good–night, my love, good–night, good–night.

Sleep well, my love, on night’s dark breast,
And ease thy soul with slumber bright;
Be joy but thine and I am blest.
Good–night, my love, good–night, good–night.


SAB version featured on the Phoenix Chamber Choir’s CD: Mid Winter Songs

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SBMP SAB/TBB

SBMP SAB(t)

Themes: gentle, lullaby, love, sleeping, peace, calm, tranquil, secular, three part, restful

 

 

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed in sixteen countries. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada where he maintains an active composition and teaching studio.

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