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Unfortunately there seems to be a "playback" problem when you try to play this score via the sibeliusmusic website. I don't know how to solve it. Any ideas are welcome

Lullaby is a beautiful old Irish tune, the piano arrangement of which appeared in a collection by Charles Villiers Stanford as long ago as 1901. The playing of this music would require perfect intonation and an ability to play both quietly but with warmth and feeling.

"I've found my bonny babe a nest On Slumber Tree. I'll rock you there to rosy rest, Astore Machree! Oh, lulla lo! sing all the leaves On Slumber Tree, 'til everything that hurts or grieves Afar must flee."

"I'd put my pretty child to float Away from me, Within the new moon's silver boat On Slumber Sea. And when your starry sail is o'er, From Slumber Sea, My precious one, you'll step to shore On Mother's knee."

Score ID
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Concert band / wind band

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