Learnèd Lullabies for High Voice and Guitar


Learnèd Lullabies for High Voice and Guitar

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Scoring & Instrumentation
high voice and guitar
Alternate Title


Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
1. Cradle Song (What Does Little Birdie Say)
2. The Land of Nod
3. The White Seal's Lullaby
4. Cradle Song (Sleep, Sleep, Beauty Bright)
5. Japanese Lullaby
6. The Sandman
7. Lullaby of an Infant Chief



Lullaby no. 1 was written (and never before published) for use by composer and his spouse on the birth of their child. Family members not musically trained were able to learn the tune by rote with positive desired results. Numbers 2-7 are newly composed. All songs have been given instrumental accompaniments suitable for pubic concert performance.


Vocal range:

Songs 1 and 7: E4 to F#5

Songs 2 and 4: F#4 to G#5.

Song 3: D4 to F#5

Song 5: D#4 to F#5

Song 6: E4 to G#5.

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Text Language - Non English


Text Source/Author
1. Alfred Lord Tennyson; 2. Robert Louis Stevenson; 3. Rudyard Kipling. 4. William Blake;
5. Eugene Field (1850-1895); 6. Margaret Thomson Janvier (1844-1913); 7. Sir Walter Scott.
Ensemble Type
voice(s)+ 1 inst or tape playback non-keyboard


High Voice , guitar acoustic classical

Files & Media

[Suben] Learnéd Lullabies - 4. Sleep, Sleep, Beauty Bright.mp3
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