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Brahms - Cradle Song for women’s voices (SSA+harp)

Year of arrangement
David Wheatley
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
1 minute
Classical music
Instrumental parts
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This is an extremely straightforward, but effective arrangement of a traditional cradle song for upper voices and harp. The first time I performed this at the end of a concert with a young harpist, the audience were so enthralled with its simplicity and beauty, that the piece had to be repeated. It is also very suited to childrens choirs.

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