by John Willmarth
Instrumentation: Crotales (mallets and triangle beaters), Glockenspiel, Chimes, 2 vibraphones (mallets, bows, and triangle beaters), 2 marimbas—low A, 32" timpano, Concert bass drum, Cymbals (2 suspended cymbals, sizzle cymbal), Accessories (2 triangles, tam tam, mark tree), Piano
Now the Day Is Over represents the composer's lullaby to his son. Based on a 19th-century English hymn and reminiscent of Renaissance-era melodies, the piece has a simple yet deceptively sophisticated atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.