Gentle Into the Night for flute, b-flat clarinet, and bassoon by Laura Shur
Includes score and parts
A musical epitaph for three players accompanied by piano (all parts are included):
Gentle Into the Night is a musical epitaph for my dear brother Henry, who died in his sleep quite unexpectedly in January, 1987. The composition was completed in June of that year. The first letter of each movement spells out his name.
Each of the five movements represent a distinct memory of the loving and close relationship we experienced over the years of his life. As a whole, the composition is my testament to a talented, humorous, hard – working, and gentle human being who brought happiness and light into the lives of all who knew him.
– Laura Shur