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This page will link you to the full score of Barry Drogin and Baruch Skeer's "Sleep", completed in 1997 as part of "The Lullaby Project".
- Click here to view a PDF file containing the full score.
- Click here to access a podcast of an archived live February 26, 2005 radio performance on Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar.
(Use the scroll bar to move forward to 00:19:00. Expanding to full screen will help in manipulating the scroll bar.
The performance is proceeded by a brief discussion of "The Lullaby Project" and the piece at 00:17:05.)
About the Piece
The text for "Sleep" was written by Barry Drogin.
As a lullaby, it is intended to be sung a cappella to a child at bedtime.
About the Piece's Origins
The melody for "Sleep" was originally composed in 1986 as the opening aria of "Love and Idols,"
Baruch Skeer's first opera.
Originally, only the first phrase was sung a cappella.
"Sleep" has the honor of being the only piece that is part of "The Lullaby Project" that has put Barry Drogin's son, Max, to sleep.
About the Music
A lilting 6/8 melody in a straight-forward AABA song form,
the piece holds up remarkably well in its a cappella version.
Tonal but more harmonically varied than many lullabies submitted,
the singer must fight its melodramatic ending flourish by getting softer.
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