A Lullaby

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Cypress Chorale
03/03/2016
Ryan Murphy

Story

Based on a poem by Eugene Field, A Lullaby is a beautiful choral piece about the simplicity of life. The song moves through three sections, which all relate to an established melodic line. Each section grows with emotional depth, and finally brings about the climax of the poem, that the young child has passed on. The line that depicts that idea is, "there is a little one asleep who does not hear his mother's song." The eloquence and intensity of this pice pleases both singers and audience members with the resonant melody and message. Such a simple melody brings to life a deeply emotion situation where the idea of life is fleeting.

Lyrics

The stars are twinkling in the skies,

The earth is lost in slumbers deep:

So hush, my sweet, and close thine eyes,

And let me lull thy soul to sleep.

Compose thy dimpled hands to rest,

An like a little birding lie

Secure within thy cozy nest

Upon my loving mother breast

And slumber to my lullaby,

So hushaby - O hushaby

 

The moon is singing to a star

The little song I sing to you;

The father sun has strayed afar,

As baby's sire is straying too.

And so the loving mother moon 

Sings to the little star on high;

And as she sings, her gentle tune

Is borne to me, and this I croon

For thee, my sweet, that lullaby

Of hushaby - O hushaby

 

There is a little one asleep 

That does not hear his mother's song;

But angel watchers - as I weep -

Surround his grave the night-tide long.

And as I sing, my sweet, to you,

Oh, would the lullaby I sing -

The same sweet lullaby he knew

While slumb'ring on this bosom too -

Were borne to him on angel's wing!

So hushaby - O hushaby

August Events Updated

The Vocal Department events for the month of August have been added to the calendar. Mark your calendars now. Information about TAG auditions and Anything Goes musical auditions are included. All of the TAG requirements will be posted on the website before July 1.

Upcoming Events

Aug 3, 2018
Summer Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 15, 2018
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 16, 2018
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 17, 2018
Choir Bash 2018!
Fort Myers FL
Aug 20, 2018
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL

TAG wins National Title in Memphis

TAG came out in first place out of the ten competing groups from around the country in Memphis at the National A Cappella Convention.  TAG earned the title and the prize of $5,000.  Cody Vagle also earned honors as Best Male Soloist!  Look for the videos from the performance coming in August.