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Hush a Bye

Hush a Bye

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Soothing songs and music for children

Classical music in gentle bites for the young musician or the young at heart. Mozart, Chopin and folk music combine in a gentle programme which gets ever quieter as the disc progresses providing a soothing sleepy effect.
10 tracks 63 min

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Hush a Bye
Soothing songs for children

Hush, hush! Baby needs sleep! An album of lullabies and gentle, soothing music to help baby - or even Mum and Dad! - get some sleep after a busy day. Mozart, Chopin and folksong, piano and harp combine in a programme which becomes gradually quieter and more serene.

1 Hush a bye baby
2 Sleep my baby
3 Sleep away, my gentle child
4 Nocturne in E flat - Chopin
5 The gentle lute
6 Adagio from C minor piano sonata - Mozart
7 Sleep my baby - instrumental
8 Renaissance clavichord
9 Quiet harp song
10 Celtic harp


Sara Stowe
Ian Giles
Jon Banks
Matthew Spring
Martin Souter

CCL CD519
Cover image: A little girl asleep on her mother's lap Florence Harrison in "The Man in the Moon"/Mary Evans Picture Library
P & C 2003 Classical Communications Ltd
Made in Great Britain


Hush a Bye

Gentle lullabies and quiet music combine to form this special programme of music to help bring sleep. But rather than gather together electronic sounds made by synthesised keyboards, we have brought together a selection of fine music. All of it is classical, performed correctly by instruments of the right period (including a very fine eighteenth century piano for Mozart), but it has been programmed in a different way from the normal classical CD style. Instead of a general progression through a programme, the album gradually gets calmer and quieter, voices and instruments give way to solo piano, then to lute, clavichord and harp. The music becomes more repetitious and slow, and eventually fades away - into sleep, we hope!

'And so to bed'
Samuel Pepys: diary

'Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise:
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.'
Thomas Dekker: Patient Grissil

'Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep!'
Edward Young: Night Thoughts


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