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JR0026

Jake Runestad

Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep SATB choir, unaccompanied

Music JakeRunestad.com


Text Holy Innocents by Christina Rossetti Sleep, little baby, sleep; The holy Angels love thee, And guard thy bed, and keep A blessed watch above thee. No spirit can come near Nor evil beast to harm thee: Sleep, Sweet, devoid of fear Where nothing need alarm thee. The Love which doth not sleep, The eternal Arms surround thee: The Shepherd of the sheep In perfect love hath found thee. Sleep through the holy night, [...]kept from snare and sorrow, Until thou wake to light And love and warmth to-morrow. 1853. Public Domain.

About the Work Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep is a lullaby based on the swaying movement of lulling a young child to sleep. The rocking 6/8 meter and mostly consonant harmonies create a peaceful and comforting sound world while the low tessituras provide a calming resonance when a child is held close to one’s chest. The work should be approached carefully with attention given to the subtleties of harmonic motion and dynamic contrasts.

Performance Time: 4:00 Commissioning Consortium Seraphic Fire (Miami, FL). Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor. Baltimore Choral Arts Society (Baltimore, MD). Tom Hall, conductor. Plymouth Congregational Church (Minneapolis, MN). Philip Brunelle, conductor.

About the Composer Award-winning composer Jake Runestad (b. 1986) is noted for his versatility and wide range of expressive capabilities with music driven by soaring melodies, driving rhythms, and lush textures. Mr. Runestad holds a Master’s degree in composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. He has also studied extensively with acclaimed composer Libby Larsen. Mr. Runestad’s music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and JR Music.


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Commissioned by a consortium of choirs led by Seraphic Fire. Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor.

Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep

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Softly flowing e = 104

Soprano

#6 & #8

Alto

∑ p

#6 & #8 œ ‹

Tenor

p

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fear where

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rit.

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° ## œ œ #œ œ & J J 36

S.

f

Ϫ

love which doth not

sleep,

f

love which doth not

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sleep,

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love which doth not

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sleep, doth not sleep,

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T.

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shep herd

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sheep

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per -fect love

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rit.

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hath found

thee.

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per -fect love

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6

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47

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p

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bring out

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pp

55

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j œ œ œ œ

float

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sleep.

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sleep.

sleep.

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molto rit.

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sleep.

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molto rit.

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SLEEP, LITTLE BABY, SLEEP - Jake Runestad  

"Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep" for SATB choir by Jake Runestad. Purchase scores: http://jakerunestad.com/store/sleep-little-baby-sleep

SLEEP, LITTLE BABY, SLEEP - Jake Runestad  

"Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep" for SATB choir by Jake Runestad. Purchase scores: http://jakerunestad.com/store/sleep-little-baby-sleep

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