Lullaby

(2003)

by Matthew Hindson

Description
string orchestra
Duration
4
Genres
School Orchestra, String Orchestra
First Performance
8.9.03, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, UK: Education project performers
Availability

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Programme Notes
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 much. 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 is an academic staff member at the University of Sydney. Matthew Hindson, 2003

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