Four Lullabies

Four Lullabies2017-03-14T18:41:26+00:00

Project Description

Soprano and Alto Voices and Piano
1987

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Movements

  1. Baby Song
  2. So Long Through The Night
  3. Whisper Song
  4. Your Lullaby

Description

Music and lyrics by Barberi Paull Feit, arranged for two-part women’s
chorus and piano by David Maslanka.

These are quiet and gentle pieces with an engaging sweetness.

Texts

lyrics by Barberi Paull

Shiny and bright all of your wishes I wish you tonight
Silver and blue into your daytime they’ll follow you,
House by a stream. Southampton gardens of yellow and green.
Night songs and dew. Lips full of kisses and loving you,
Silver blue dawn, laying itself on the bed and the lawn.
Shiny bright dream, you’re the most beautiful child I’ve ever seen.
Shiny and bright, you are the wish that I wished tonight.

Go back to sleep. Here, where it’s quiet
sleep while I hold you so long through the night.
Softly the angles whisper above you.
How we all love you, so long through the night.
When you awaken soon, very soon
the dreams that you played in
by the light of the moon will fill up the day
and where ever you go. There sweetness, will follow you.
Go back to sleep. Here where your mother and I
sing your music to you so long through the night.

When the sky is quiet and the moon first comes in sight,
you’ll tell me all your secret dreams and we won’t disturb the night.
We’ll share our special longings speaking softly as we must.
We’ll watch the evening breezes blow and no one else will notice us.
Whisper softly so no one else will hear.
Whisper, won’t you tell me all your secrets in my ear.
Sitting closely as we do telling stories as we tell
within the moment we will grow to know each other really well.

Come and sing your lull-a-bye
and snuggle warmly in your bed
while sugar plums dance in your head
will all their promises to keep.

In the evening bells and songs
when clouds are lazy passing by
like sheep left grazing in the sky.
You’ll soon be falling fast asleep.

Then we’ll spread out out wings
on a wonderful flight
past and old winter moon
dancing on in the night.

A star sparkling silver and blue
will stay close to you the night through
to say that dreams come true
And the ancient silent star
will shine its ageless magic light
on what you wished with all your might.

The night you shared your secret dreams
You’ll wake to see the golden day
and all the things you wished to be
the wonders that you longed to see
are not so distant as they seemed.

And we’ll spread out our wings
on a wonderful flight
past an old winter moon
dancing on in the night

A star sparkling silver and blue
will stay close to you the night through
to say that dreams come true.

Come and sing your lull-a-bye,
a favorite song you always knew.
Of dreams and wishes coming true.
your dad and mother loving you.

Further Reading

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