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Sleep, Baby, Sleep (viola and piano) w/André van Haren



 Genre: Gospel

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This rendition is created entirely with Sibelius 5. The viola represents baritone voice. André van Haren and I have been collaborating on this piece for a couple years. André provided a piano arrangement which I recently modified. In this latest version, I have finally perfected the bridge section between verses 2 and 3. The audio was bounced from Sibelius to WAV, to Peak Pro 6 (for normalization), then to iTunes to make the 192 kbps MP3. The piano module I use here is the TruePiano AU plugin.

A brief background of the song: my brother Chris dreamt the basic words and melody back in about 2002. In 2004 he asked me if I could make something of his lullaby. The bridge section is something I dreamed up.

More here (including sheet music): http://www.richardschletty.com/sleep,baby,sleep.html

André wrote to me today that he intends to do a full orchestral version of this in 2010. He has taught me a lot about orchestration and pointed me to the Peter Alexander "Professional Orchestration" books, which I purchased.
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Sleep, Baby, sleep
on this holy night.
Sleep, Baby, sleep
while Mother holds you tight.
Little baby, so so small,
lying in that humble stall.
So sleep, Baby, sleep
while angels watch they keep.

Sleep, Baby, sleep
while angels hum a tune.
Sleep, Baby, sleep
beneath the golden moon.
Kings and shepherds see the star
and come to visit from afar.
So sleep, Baby, sleep
while angels watch they keep.

Born in the fullness of time,
Spirit and matter combine.
Praise to the King of all kings,
The Son of the God of all things.
Here in this portal,
new life immortal.
In a manger with sheep,
in soft wool You sleep.

Sleep, Baby, sleep
beneath the starry sky.
Sleep, Baby, sleep
to Mary's lullaby.
You have come to save us all,
little Jesus, so so small.
So sleep, Baby, sleep.


Duerme, niño, duerme
en esta noche santa.
Duerme, niño, duerme
que tu madre te abraza.
Criatura, tan pequeña,
Echado en tan simple cuna.
Duerme, niño, duerme.
Los ángeles te guardan.

Duerme, niño, duerme.
Los ángeles te cantan
Duerme, niño, duerme
bajo la luna de plata.
Reyes y pastores de muy allá
vienen al ver la estrella brillar.
Duerme, niño, duerme
Los ángeles te guardan.

Nació_en lo_inmenso del tiempo,
Espíritu_y carne_al momento
Alabemos al Rey de Reyes
Hijo del Dios de todos entes.
Aquí_en su portal,
nueva vida_inmortal.
Con ovejas en el pesebre.
En su paño de lana duerme.

Duerme, niño, duerme
bajo el cielo estrellado.
Duerme, niño, duerme
a la nana que María ha cantado.
Has venido a salvarnos a todos,
Pequeño Jesús, oh Dios!
Duerme, niño, duerme.

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Feter said 3496 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Sleep, Baby, Sleep
In a very german old ode style ..very nice ..
good job ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Roxylee said 3495 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
I love this one
The chords, the arrangement, the melody, all fir together to make this a timeless piece. I'm looking forward to the full orchestration piece.
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