Night Flight

Euphonium and Piano

Commissioner, Robert Benton, writes:

“In April of 2016, my daughter Julia was born. That first night in the hospital, she began crying (as babies tend to do). Being the dead of night, I tried soothing her by singing the first song I thought of: “Blackbird singing in the dead of night.” It seemed to work and became our going-to-sleep song.

Later that summer, I heard Peter Meechan’s new tuba sonata One Sweet Dream. Each movement of that sonata is based upon an idea found in a Beatles song. After hearing that piece, I asked if he would be willing to do one more movement—a lullaby on Blackbird for my daughter Julia. He agreed, and now we have this beautiful little piece!

he reference to the Beatles tune here is not too obvious, but it’s enough that I think the music will have the same effect! It was intended as a gift for Julia and my wife Kristen, but I would be pleased if other euphonium players programmed it and for it to become a valued part of the euphonium recital repertoire.”


£12.00

£12.00 Add to cart


Product Information

PMM120 - Night Flight
Year composed: 2017
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3
Categories:

Program Note

Commissioner, Robert Benton, writes:

“In April of 2016, my daughter Julia was born. That first night in the hospital, she began crying (as babies tend to do). Being the dead of night, I tried soothing her by singing the first song I thought of: “Blackbird singing in the dead of night.” It seemed to work and became our going-to-sleep song.

Later that summer, I heard Peter Meechan’s new tuba sonata One Sweet Dream. Each movement of that sonata is based upon an idea found in a Beatles song. After hearing that piece, I asked if he would be willing to do one more movement—a lullaby on Blackbird for my daughter Julia. He agreed, and now we have this beautiful little piece!

The reference to the Beatles tune here is not too obvious, but it’s enough that I think the music will have the same effect! It was intended as a gift for Julia and my wife Kristen, but I would be pleased if other euphonium players programmed it and for it to become a valued part of the euphonium recital repertoire.”

This product is delivered as a PDF, only. Once purchased, a PDF will be stamped with your details and delivered to your inbox within 48 hours. The file is a 9in x 12in PDF, which can be easily printed on A4 or Letter sized paper by following the instructions here.

Shopping Cart

Upcoming performances

Chicago, IL
Letters for Home
Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:30


Chicago, IL
Love Songs
Saturday, 10 February 2018


Liverpool, UK
Shadows of the Mersey (world premiere)
Saturday, 10 February 2018 19:30


Fox Valley, IL
Love Songs
Friday, 11 May 2018