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A Cradle Song is written for a cappella SATB.

My original inspiration was to write this as a Christmas Carol. The piece is medatitive and simple in style.

The text is ‘A Cradle Song’ from ‘Songs of Innocence’ by William Blake. The title suggests a lullaby, however, themes of sorrow weave through the poem and I have explored this through the slow tempo and simplicity of the repeated melodic phrases.

The music is strophic in construction with two contrasting sections. I have written it in five crotchets to the bar, with a repeated contrasting section alternating between two and three crotchets to the bar.

 

(The audio is a sample created electronically using notation software.)

Details

Year:
2019
Category:
Unaccomp. Choral
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Minutes:
5

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A Cradle Song