A great deal of classical repertoire has made it onto those discs, the latest of which is Sleep Softly, a book/CD of classical lullabies performed by French chamber music group L'Ensemble Agora, released last month. David Pastor (Agora's French horn player and one of its founding members) and Sergio Menozzi (the composer/arranger in charge of the repertoire for the Sleep Softly CD), answered a few of our questions about the music, and about lullabies in general, via e-mail. Their answers were translated from French to English by Roland Stringer of The Secret Mountain.
This book will become a treasure as you tuck your little one into bed each night. Sixteen classical lullabies orchestrated for a wind quintet and harp are performed exquisitely by the critically acclaimed L'Ensemble Agora. Beautiful music will lull your baby into the land of dreams where whimsical, dream-like illustrations from the book will inhabit their minds, calming them and giving them peace. The author Élodie Nouhen gives brief explanatory notes describing how each song was composed and ho This book will become a treasure as you tuck your little one into bed each night.
Illustrations by Élodie Nouhen Performances by L’Ensemble Agora. Exquisite pieces by the world’s more revered composers like Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Offenbach, Satie and Brahms will lull babies into sweet, blissful sleep. Critically acclaimed French quintet L’Ensemble Agora bring to life each piece with woodwind and harp performances. Ensemble Agora is a wind sextet known for piecing together classical music with either art, writing, illustration, or acting to create an alternative concert experience. They have partnered with ensembles such as Opéra Comique, Opéra de Lyon, Epau F estival and Fontevraud. 36 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 16 songs (34 minutes).
Après un rève (After a Dream) - Ensemble Agora. Von Fremden Ländern (Of Foreign Lands) - Ensemble Agora. La Boîte à joujoux (The Toybox) - Ensemble Agora. Gymnopédie No. 1 - Ensemble Agora. La Poupée (The Doll) - Ensemble Agora. Sändmannchen (The Little Sandman) - Ensemble Agora. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) - Ensemble Agora. Solveig's Song - Ensemble Agora. Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein (Sleep, My Little Prince, Fall Asleep) - Ensemble Agora. Ständchen (Serenade) - Ensemble Agora. Gute nacht (Good Night) - Ensemble Agora. Pavanne de la Belle au bois dormant - Ensemble Agora.
Members: Margarete Adorf, Matthias Hofmann (2), Monika Meyer.
Sleep is an album by composer Max Richter. Released on September 4, 2015 on Deutsche Grammophon, as a digital download, and on December 11, 2015 as an 8-CD/1-Blu-ray se. the album serves as a concept album based around the neuroscience of sleep, hence its length of over eight hours. Sleep was accompanied by simultaneous release of the one-hour-long album, From Sleep, with seven additional tracks (different variations of tracks from the main album), and later by the remix album Sleep Remixes.
This arrangement of the standard Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise really cooks! Dave Rivello's hot Latin and swing chart will excite and challenge the band. Solos are written out or ad lib for alto sax and trombone plus drum and optional percussion. Lead trumpet range is to written B-flat above the staff. Energy! Instrumentation : Jazz Ensemble. Publisher : Alfred Publishing.
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