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Cradle Carol

Commissioned by Soprano katherine Leidlein, this piece is written using words of the poem "Cradle Song" by William Blake.
Cradle Song
William Blake, 1757 - 1827

Sleep, sleep, beauty bright, Dreaming in the joys of night; Sleep, sleep; in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep.

 

Sweet babe, in thy face Soft desires I can trace, Secret joys and secret smiles, Little pretty infant wiles.

 

As thy softest limbs I feel Smiles as of the morning steal O’er thy cheek, and o’er thy breast Where thy little heart doth rest.

 

O the cunning wiles that creep In thy little heart asleep! When thy little heart doth wake, Then the dreadful night shall break.

Cradle Carol Preview
Voice and Piano