Raphael’s Reverie

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A Lullaby, dedicated to my new Grandson, Raphael, born 11/12/2012. Written in triple time and in the Aeolian Mode, this gentle lullaby uses dotted rhythms and sustained notes in all parts. Arco and pizzicato are alternated and the melodic line is shared throughout the orchestra, with most parts in 1st position. Students are encouraged to use whole, legato bows, to invoke the calm, gentle nature of the lullaby. The piano part is useful in assisting with subdivision of the beat. This piece is also useful for trying out vibrato.


Title arrow Raphael’s Reverie
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow  
Standard Intermediate
Grade arrow 2
Duration arrow 2 minutes 50 seconds
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music: 76-41028

Listen to a recording of Raphael’s Reverie
The folio contains:
Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment

Additional information


Loreta Fin