One of a set of Three Marian Carols (along with The Angel Gabriel and Hail, Blessed Virgin Mary) for accomplished church or chamber choir, this tender setting of well-known words from William Ballet’s Lute Book is for unaccompanied SATB with divisi and Soprano solo.
The choir repeat throughout the words of the lullaby – ‘Lalulla, lulla, lullaby’ – while the soloist sings the narrative of the verses.
With its gentle, intensively loving character, it would suit the quieter points in a Christmastide service, or provide a reflective counterpoint in a carol concert.
An idea of how it sounds can be heard in this synthesised representation from Sibelius 7:
This edition by Chromata Music is in A4 format, four pages long, printed on 135gsm matt-coated paper.
Those who wish to perform the work also have the options of purchasing a licensed download from which they can make their own copies, or hiring copies from the publisher.
Purchase price: 1-4 copies: £1.10 each / 5-15 copies: £0.99 each / 16-30 copies: £0.94 each / 31-50 copies: £0.88 each / 51+ copies: £0.83 each
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Hire price: 30p per copy for a four month period
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