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Of this night

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Daniel Whitworth

Daniel Whitworth

The title of this work is intentionally written in lower case: Of this night.

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daniel Whitworth
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes

Players blowing air through instruments


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title of this piece, Of this night, is a phrase from one of my favorite poems by E.E. Cummings titled A Connotation of Infinity. To me, this poem is about the crushing weight of existentialism and how, despite its capacity to be overwhelming, there is great beauty in considering the infinite nature of the universe. We are part of something much larger than ourselves, and what lies beyond, while greater than we can possibly comprehend, isn’t something to fear. The “perpetualness” of the universe is sublime, vivacious, and even gentle. Of this night explores some of these different facets of the universe by juxtaposing its awe-inspiring power with its delicate beauty and playfulness.

- Program Note by composer

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