Approximate time: 6:25 minutes/ q=90 bpm
Woodwinds: Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone/Flute, Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet
Brass: Horn in F, Flugelhorns (2), Trombone, Tuba
Rhythm Section: Piano, Electric Guitar, Double bass
Strings: Violins (2), Viola, Violoncellos (2)
Voice: Mezzo Soprano/Soprano
Note: parts available for Bassoon & Contrabassoon in substitution of Bass Clarinet #2/Baritone Saxophone#2, and other combinations upon request.
Printing: Score-Tabloid (11x 17), Parts-Letter (8.5 x 11)
Ballad-like theme with a strong emphasis on the piano, both as a soloist and an accompanist. The voice part requires a strong upper range for a Mezzo soprano.
Thoughts on the compositional process:
This lullaby starts with an amazing piano solo by Daniel Szabo that makes me weep every time I listen to it. Karina Kallas creates such an intimate and profound sound, truly beautiful and perfect for this piece.
Future Perks: In time to come we will have available little video snippets of Jose Gurria (composer), Marc Lowenstein (conductor), as well as some of the featured soloists on each tune of the album. In this way, there will be a broader and more in-depth comprehension of the interpretative aspects of every piece of music. Stay tuned!!!