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Original

Lullaby. Peter Sculthorpe. Choir sheet music.

Translation

Lullaby. Peter Sculthorpe. Choir sheet music.

Original

Lullaby. SATB, a cappella. Composed by Peter Sculthorpe. 1929-. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Faber Edition. Choral Signature Series. Secular. Published by Faber Music. AP.12-0571531369. ISBN 0571531369. Secular. Peter Sculthorpe's program note reads as follows. 'Lullaby is based upon one of the number of indigenous Australian melodies collected by Dr H.C. Lethbridge during the 1930s and is a lullaby for children victimized by war. It opens with several statements of indigenous melody, the words lovingly entreating children to embrace sleep, as night falls. This is followed by a short central section that questions the need for war, its text taken from another song in the Lethbridge collection. The melody then returns, leading to a quiet coda, suggesting the calmness of sleep and, for many children, the beauteousness of Paradise. The piece is set for unaccompanied mixed voices. The Faber Choral Signature Series introduces a wealth of new or recently written choral music to choirs in search of fresh repertoire. The series draws in a rich diversity of contemporary composers and includes both lighter and more challenging contemporary works, offering a thrilling array of varied styles. A cappella.

Translation

Lullaby. SATB, a cappella. Composed by Peter Sculthorpe. 1929-. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Faber Edition. Choral Signature Series. Secular. Published by Faber Music. AP.12-0571531369. ISBN 0571531369. Secular. Peter Sculthorpe's program note reads as follows. 'Lullaby is based upon one of the number of indigenous Australian melodies collected by Dr H.C. Lethbridge during the 1930s and is a lullaby for children victimized by war. It opens with several statements of indigenous melody, the words lovingly entreating children to embrace sleep, as night falls. This is followed by a short central section that questions the need for war, its text taken from another song in the Lethbridge collection. The melody then returns, leading to a quiet coda, suggesting the calmness of sleep and, for many children, the beauteousness of Paradise. The piece is set for unaccompanied mixed voices. The Faber Choral Signature Series introduces a wealth of new or recently written choral music to choirs in search of fresh repertoire. The series draws in a rich diversity of contemporary composers and includes both lighter and more challenging contemporary works, offering a thrilling array of varied styles. A cappella.