Cradle Song

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This gentle lullaby is in simple triple time, with violins and violas playing the same rhythm in the opening bars. Celli take the melodic line in bar 45, with 1st violins soaring over the top of the ensemble, while the others accompany with pizzicato. The Key is D major and the piece uses quarter notes, half notes and dotted half notes, to consolidate counting in 3/4 time. This beautiful cradle song is perfectly suited to a young orchestra, as a first step to playing in parts.

Title arrow Cradle Song
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Medium Elementary
Grade arrow 1.5
Duration arrow 2 minutes 40 seconds
Key arrow D Major
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music: 76-46179

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The folio contains:
Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment



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