Only in Sleep

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Ērik Ešenvalds

Ērik Ešenvalds (trans. Ellie Anderson)

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General Info

Year: 2010 / 2021
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Mixed choir
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts – Unknown


Full Score
Solo Oboe
Solo B-flat Clarinet
Solo E-flat Alto Saxophone
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 2010, Ešenvalds composed Only in Sleep for mixed choir. The text was borrowed from Sara Teasdale’s poem of the same name. Telling the story of an older woman as she dreams and reflects on her childhood, Ešenvalds' simple, yet expressive melodies perfectly capture the emotions and experiences of her nostalgic state. With permission from the composer, Ellie Anderson transcribed the music for wind band.

- Program Note from George State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert program, 23 September 2021


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Georgia State University (Atlanta) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Ellie Anderson, conductor) - 23 September 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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