Nights Transfigured features new lullabies inspired by composers’ children, song and the intimacy of singing to another, the end of night, poetry, longing for sleep, our troubled times, gentle motion, and of course, the melding of stars and moonbeams. They are lullabies of passage and being, longing and loneliness, marking time, memory, and yet these sonorous landscapes are also inhabited by warmth, hope, and peace.
There is a variety of musical languages--tonal, 12-tone, contrapuntal, North Indian, minimalist, and quasi-improvisational, with many using a mix of them while requiring many extended instrumental techniques. American Composers Alliance is honored to publish and distribute this collection of scores, in partnership with curator, guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan.
One of the leading classical guitarists of his generation; Aaron Larget-Caplan is an enthusiastic ambassador for new music. Following his groundbreaking 2015 release ‘John. Cage. Guitar.’ (Stone Records), Aaron returned to his New Lullaby Project with première recordings, available on Bandcamp and iTunes, and the publication of the score collection.
The score volume includes the following pieces:
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
For score purchase options, please visit the composition page, or contact American Composers Alliance.