$5.50
Lullaby
By Peter Sculthorpe
Item: 12-0571531369
UPC: 9780571531363
ISBN 10: 0571531369
ISBN 13: 9780571531363
PRICE: $5.50
Series: Faber Edition: Choral Signature Series
Category: Choral Octavo
Format: Choral Octavo
Instrument: Choir
Voicing: SATB, a cappella
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.