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Lullabyfor mixed choir (SATB) & piano (with optional recorder)
Text: English (Carol Barratt)
Duration: 3'00''
Difficulty: 1/5
Use: Christmas


With words by Carol Barratt, this piece is a simple but highly effective meditation from the composer of Adiemus and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. This is originally from ‘A Celebration of Christmas’, a set of six carols for upper (SSA) or mixed (SATB) voices, available from Boosey & Hawkes. Lullaby also appears in the Concerts for Choirs volume Christmas in Blue.


Text
Lullay, my loved one, so peaceful, so small,
Sleep while the world awakes.
Under the bright star just over your stall,
Safe as the morning breaks.


Jesu, so peaceful, asleep in the hay,
Rest till you hear us call.
One day you’ll carry our sorrows away,
Soon you will save us all.


Lullay, my loved one, so peaceful, so small,
Rest till the storms pass by.


Carol Barratt


Karl Jenkins
Karl Jenkins is one of the most prolific, popular and performed composers in the world today. His recorded output has resulted in 17 gold and platinum discs, while his The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace has received almost a thousand performances in the decade since its première in 2000. Classically trained, Jenkins transcends musical boundaries, from the seminal fusion band Soft Machine to the global crossover phenomenon Adiemus. Recent recordings include Requiem, Stabat Mater, Quirk and Stella Natalis, while he has composed music for HRH The Prince of Wales, Bryn Terfel, Kiri Te Kanawa, Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. Karl Jenkins has featured on British TV’s iconic South Bank Show, and he has consistently been the highest-placed living composer in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. He was awarded a CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2010.


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