Gentle Into the Night composed by Shur
Written for 3 C flutes and Piano with Cello Ad. Lib (Flute 3 may be subsituted with Oboe)
Highlandia, Elegy, Nocturne, Ragtime, Yearning
Part 1: Flute
Part 2: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet
Part 3: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon
“Gentle into the Night is a musical epitaph for my dear brother Henry, who died in his sleep quite unexpectedly in January, 1987…The first letter of each movement spells out his name. Highlandia; Elegy; Nocturne; Ragtime; Yearning. Each of the five movements represents a distinct memory of the loving and close relationship we experienced over the years of his life.” -Laura Shur, From the Performance Notes by the composer.