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Favorite Lullabye

What is your favorite lullabye? 
I am looking for SATB, A Cappella, any language, short, simple, & sweet.  
But I would love to hear people's favorite regardless of these restrictions. 
Thank you for your assistance,
Adam Beeken
DMA Candidate and Director of University of Kentucky Choristers
Replies (18): Threaded | Chronological
on August 12, 2014 11:12pm
I love 'Baloo Baleerie' published by Alliance in two version (SSA and SATB with piano). The melody is exactly right but the words (in Gaelic) have a slightly sinister and unexpected twist.
Stuart McIntosh
on August 13, 2014 12:43am
Go through the archives of the feature "Favorite piece of the month" of Musica  ( ). There are some outstanding lullabies that have been selected there since 1998!
Have fun...
Jean Sturm
on August 13, 2014 8:13am
"Sleep, My Baby" is published by Colla Voce.  There is a file on their website.
on August 13, 2014 2:24pm
Hello Adam,
I you go to,_Epitaphs,_Ladies_Long_in_the_Tooth,_Lullaby,_Patriquin_Choral_Music_SSA_SATB.html  and listen to Lullaby and like it, please contact me for a pdf! (The pdf button appears not to work presently, and I am in the throes of working on a new website). The recording was done by a university choral ensemble.
on August 13, 2014 3:42pm
All the Little Horses.  ("Blacks and bays, dapples and grays, coach and six little horses...")
on August 13, 2014 4:12pm
My absolute favorite is: LULLABYE (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel. A wonderful choral arrangement has been done by Kirby Shaw and offered thru, I believe, Hal Leonard. It is guaranteed to touch the heart and moisten the eyes.
on August 14, 2014 2:58am
That was exactly what I was thinking!
on August 19, 2014 5:30am
Kirk Young has an outstanding a cappella arrangement of Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) voiced for either SSAA or TTBB.
on August 14, 2014 6:19am
Wiegenlied, published by Santa Barbara Music Press
on August 14, 2014 9:23am
Dmitri Kabalevsky: Good Night; in Doreen Rao's book We Will Sing!  Unison with optional 2 part in the B section; one octave range.
on August 14, 2014 5:26pm
Petit Enfant Santa Barabara Music Press (2 part SA)
I also wonder if there isn't a beautiful choral version of Brahms' Lullaby somewhere
on August 17, 2014 3:09am
Mendelssohn Abendlied- SA
Suo Gan (many arrangements out there)
Ar Hyd Y Nos- a gorgeous Welsh folk song often translated as All Through the Night
on August 18, 2014 8:29am
Susa's "Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest" has some beautiful Spanish lullabies, including Nr. 4: A la Nanita Nana, and Nr. 8: El Noi de la Mare, which can be sung unaccompanied - the full cycle has harp, guitar and marimba accompaniment. Published by ECS Publishing.
on August 18, 2014 8:39am
Close Now Thine Eyes by Daniel Gawthrop.
on August 18, 2014 9:46am
Douglas Mountain by Alec Wilder
on August 19, 2014 7:15am
Adolphus Hailstork's CAROL FOR ALL CHILDREN.
It is SATB a cappella, slow and gorgeous.
It begins with the words, "Sleep, sleep little child, may the world adore you."
Not all carols are Christmas carols.   This carol is for any time of year.
Nick Page
on August 19, 2014 10:35am
Hi Adam,
My piece Winged Lullaby (SATB, vibraphone, cello) was given a beautiful premiere by the Syracuse University Concert Choir after winning the Gregg Smith Composition Contest earlier this year. You can hear the piece and preview the score at the above link!
on August 24, 2014 6:03pm

One of my favorites is Kirby Shaw's arrangement of the Billy Joel song, "Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)."

You can listen to it on Kirby Shaw's website if the link I pasted below works.


A 2nd favorite is Eric Whitacre's "The Seal Lullaby." The Stanford Summer Community Chorus sang this recently and it sounded wonderful. You can hear it it on Eric Whitacre's website, below.

-Tom Feledy, San Carlos, CA


LULLABYE (Goodnight, My Angel)

Hal Leonard





Full Perf.

One of Billy Joel's most poignant and beautiful songs in an a cappella setting. Tears are a guarantee for everyone. I dedicated this to my daughter, so it must be good!

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