Lullaby : string orchestra : youth orchestra
by Matthew Hindson (2003)
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On a hot December day on a property near Bathurst, New South
Wales, I imagined the aural image of a father crooning his
newborn baby to sleep with a lilting, pastoral melody. At the
time I was supposed to be well-entrenched into writing my Ph.D.
thesis, but the temptation to write a piece of music was just too
Lullaby, for strings, was the result. Lullaby is not a piece that aims to change the world, rather, a simple expression of quiet, personal times between people generations apart.
I am especially pleased that Lullaby will be premiered at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival as I imagine the melody may suit the landscape. Matthew Hindson, 2003
Instrumentation: String orchestra (young players).
Duration: 4 min.
First performance: 8 Sep 03. Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales, performed by the Festival's education project performers
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8 Sep 03: Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales, performed by the Festival's education project performers
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