Music of the New Lullaby Project, Volume One
Fifteen 21st-century works for solo guitar.
Commissioned, curated, and edited by Aaron Larget-Caplan
In association with ALC Publishing
*Winner First Prize in the Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence from the Music Publishers Association (Guitar Music category), as well as Second Prize (Book Design category) 2020-21.
3 Francine Trester my darling’s slumber
6 Agustín Castilla-Ávila Perseiden
10 Stephanie Ann Boyd Esperanza
15 Carson Cooman Unfolding the Gates of Dawn
18 Scott Wheeler Nachtlied
23 Alan Fletcher Lullaby in Three Voices
27 Thomas L. Read The Moon Through The Window Shines Down
31 Patricia Julien After Many Days Without Rain
34 Barnaby Oliver The Pillow That You Dream On
36 David Leisner Disturbed, A Lullaby
41 John McDonald You Are Alone To Sleep
45 David McMullin Sleeping Light, Spinning World
48 Vineet Shende Reva’s Lullaby
52 Eric Schwartz Song Softly Sung, in Trying Times
54 Demetrius Spaneas A Child Sings at Thanksgiving
New Lullaby (2010) - recordings
Nights Transfigured (2020) - recordings
Curator's note (excerpt):
The solos found in this first volume give an introduction to the more than 60 compositions written between 2006-2020 by over 50 composers from nine countries. Volume one contains compositions from Austria, Australia and the USA, and have lullabies inspired by composers’ children, song and the intimacy of singing to another, the end of night, poetry, longing for sleep, our troubled times, and of course, the melding of stars and moonbeams. On a theoretical level there are a variety of musical languages: tonal, 12-tone, contrapuntal, North Indian, First Nation, additive, minimalist, and quasi-improvisational. A few will stand out for their use of extended techniques, only three require scordatura, and harmonics abound!
These compositions assert that the sonic boundaries of the guitar are only limited by the composer’s imagination and physical abilities of the player. Whether a student, amateur, or professional there is a lullaby for you.
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