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Golden Slumbers

By 17th Century English Lullaby

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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 - Grade 1.5
Composed by 17th Century English Lullaby. Arranged by Carl Strommen. SWS FS. First-Plus String Orchestra (FAS). Set of Score and Parts. With Standard notation. 5+8+8+2+5+5+2+8 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 48 seconds. Carl Fischer Music #FAS100. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.FAS100).

Item Number: CF.FAS100

ISBN 9781491146415. 9 x 12 inches. Key: G major.

Golden Slumbers is based on the poem "Cradle Song" from the Thomas Decker 1603 comedy "Patient Gissel." The poem was set to music by Peter Warlock in 1918 as a lullaby. Carl Strommen pushes the beauty and lyrical nature of the song in his arrangement. There are interesting changes in color and texture with good use of solo instruments to contrast the full ensemble statements. A perfect vehicle to teach phrasing and musicianship to developing musicians.
Golden Slumbers is based on the poem Cradle Song from a Thomas Decker 1603 comedy Patient Gissel. The poem was then set to music by Peter Warlock in 1918. Golden Slumbers should be treated as a lullaby with the following lyric as a guide: "Golden Slumbers, Kiss your eyes, smiles awake you when you rise, Sleep pretty maiden, do not cry. and I will sing a lullaby".

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