Friday, March 27, 2015

Sleep Softly - a bookwrap

"Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high/In a land that I heard of once, in a lullaby./Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."


Sleep Softly - Classical Lullabies By Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy... Performed by L'Ensemble Agora and Illustrated by Élodie Nouhen, Composed by David Pastor (a Storybook & Music CD)

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 how it was arranged for this recording.  The CD was recorded in France and will not only soothe a crying infant, but will be enjoyed by the whole family as well.

The playlist is:

* Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach

*Après un rêve - (After a Dream) - Gabriel Fauré

*Von Fremden Ländern (Of Foreign Lands) - Robert Schumann

*La Boîte  à joujoux (The Toybox) - Claude Debussy

*Gymnopédie No. 1 - Eric Satie

*La Poupée (The Doll) - Georges Bizet

*Sändmannchen (The Little Sandman) - Johannes Brahms

* Wiegenlied (Lullaby) - Johannes Brahams

*Solveig's Song - Edvard Grieg

*Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein (Sleep, My Little Prince, Fall Asleep) - Bernard Flies

*Ständchen (Serenade) - Franz Schubert 

*Gute nacht (Good Night) - Franz Schubert

*Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty's Pavane) - Maurice Ravel

*Feuillet d'album (Album Leaf) - Emmanuel Chabrier

*Dors, ami (Sleep, My Friend) - Jules Massenet

*Brezairola (Lullaby) - Traditonal

This set is very high quality and very classy.  It would be a perfect gift to give to a new born.  I highly, highly recommend it. 

"The result is a relaxing 34 minutes of sound and visuals for all ages to enjoy together." 

Read on and read always!

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