Classical Baby

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Classical Baby from Rock Me Baby Records, introduces beautiful, soothing melodies to both parent & child, by some of the most important classical composers including, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak and Brahms.

Kathleen Clawson and Susie TallmanRock Me Baby Records has been producing lullabies, nursery rhymes & children’s songs since 1999. As a classical trained singer from UCLA, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Susie Tallman wanted to provide a CD of classical music for her audience of parents who are interested in exposing their children to a wide variety of music in order to calm & soothe their children as well as educate; by exposing the parent & child to various languages (German, French, Italian, Latin, Czech, Dutch) and instrumentations (string quartet, piano, harp, choir, organ).

Finally, it is important for Rock Me Baby Records to provide music that is not simplified for children, but authentic and true. Having said that, we have taken liberties in adding English to songs or a simple melody where only instrumentation would have occurred, or arranged the piece for string quartet rather than a full orchestra, but all the time, thinking about our audience.

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the music.

 

The Classical Baby Cover, with respect to 14.126.6, Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872), Child Asleep (The Rosebud), 1841, Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 36 1/2 in. (60.6 x 92.7 cm): "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Francis T.S. Darley, 1914 (14.126.6) Photograph © 1996 The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

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Song List

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song1  1. Brezairola Lullaby - Auvergne Lullaby
   2. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
   3. Brahms’ Lullaby - Johannes Brahms
song4  4. The Swan - Camille Saint-Saëns
   5. Hansel & Gretel - Engelbert Humperdinck
song6  6. Largo from Symphony #9 - Antonin Dvorak
song7  7. Ave Maria - J.S. Bach & Charles Gounod
   8. Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
song9  9. Ombra Mai Fu-Xerxes - George Frederick Handel
  10. Hymn to the Moon - Antonin Dvorak
  11. Sleep On, Little One - Johannes Brahms
  12. Now the Day is Over - S. Baring-Gould & Sir J. Barnby
  13. Evening Hymn - Felix Mendelssohn (from Elijah)
song14 14. Claire de Lune - Claude Debussy
  15. Ave Maria - Gerard Sars
  16. Little Children - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  17. Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
song18 18. Mozart’s Lullaby - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Susie Tallman
   

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Lyrics

1. Brezairola Lullaby - Auvergne Traditional

Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, bèni; Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, doun!
Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, bèni; Soun, soun, bèni,, d’èn docon!
Lou soun soun bouol pas bèni pècairé!
Lou soun soun bouol pas bèni, Lou nèni s’en bouol pas durmi! Oh!
Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, bèni; Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, doun!
Lou soun soun bouol pas bèni; L’efentou bouol pas durmi.
Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, bèni; Soun, soun, bèni o l’efon!
Lou soun soun bouol pas bèni; Lou soun soun bouol pas bèni.
Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, bèni; Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, doun!
Soun, soun, bèni, bèni, bèni; Soun, soun, bèni,, d’èn docon!
Atso lo qu’ès por oqui pècairè!
Atso lo qu’ès por oqui, Lou néni s’en boulio durmi. Ah!

English Version
Come, slumber, come, come,
Come, slumber, come, please come.
Come, slumber, come, come,
Come, slumber, from where you will.
Slumber does not want to come,
Poor baby.
Slumber does not want to come;
Baby cannot fall asleep. Oh!
Come, come, slumber, come quickly!
Come, come, slumber, come down now!
Slumber does not want to come.
Baby does not want to sleep.
Come, come, slumber, come quickly!
Come, come, come to my
Sweet babe!
Slumber does not want to come.
Baby does not want to sleep.
Come, slumber, come, come,
Come, slumber, come, please come.
Come, slumber, come, come,
Come, slumber, from where you will.
Slumber comes, at last it’s here, poor baby.
Slumber comes, at last it’s here;
Now the baby will fall aspleep. Ah!


2. Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesu joy of man’s desiring.
Holy wisdom, love most bright.
Ah, ah, ah.
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring.
To uncreated light.
Ah, ah, ah.
Word of God,
our flesh that fashioned
with the fire of life impassioned.
Striving still to truth unknown.
Soaring dying round Thy throne.


3. Brahms’ Lullaby - Johannes Brahms

Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht, mit Rosen bedacht,
mit Nag’ lein besteckt, schlupf’ unter die Deck’::
morgen fruh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt, morgen fruh, wenn Gott will,
wirst du wieder geweckt.
Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht,
Von Eng’ lein bewacht, die zeigen im Traum dir Christkindleins Baum:
schlaf’nun selig
und suss, schau’im Traum’s Paradies,
schlaf’nun selig und suss, schau’im Traum’s Paradies.

English Version:
Lullaby and goodnight, In the sky stars are bright
Round your head, flowers gay, scent your slumbers till day.
Close your eyes now and rest, May these hours be blest,
Go to sleep now and rest, May these hours be blest.


5. Hansel And Gretl - Engelbert Humperdinck

I shut the children’s peepers, sh!
And guard the little sleepers, sh!
For dearly do I love them, sh!
And gladly watch above them, sh!
And with my little bag of sand
Beside the children’s bed I stand;
Then little sleepy eyelids close,
And little limbs have sweet repose:
And if they’re good and quickly go to sleep,
Then, from the starry sky above,
The angels come with peace and love,
And bring the children happy dreams
While watch they keep!
Then slumber, slumber, children slumber,
For happy dreams will come to you the hours you sleep!
Sandman was there!
Let us first say our evening prayer!
When at night I go to sleep,
Fourteen angels watch do keep,
Two my head are guarding,
Two my feet are guiding,
Two are on my right hand,
Two are on my left hand,
Two who warmly cover,
Two who o’er me hover,
Two to whom tis given
To guide my steps to Heaven.


6. Hymn To The New World - Anton Dvorak

Day is done, gone the sun
Night is drawing nigh.
Close your eyes little one,
Hear my lullaby.
Sweetly sleep slumber deep
Have no doubt or fear
While you sleep little one
I’ll be always near.


7. Ave Maria - Johann Sebastian Bach

Ave Maria,
gratia plena,
Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus et
Benedictus fructus
Ventris tui Jesus.
Sancta Maria,
Sancta Maria, Maria,
ora pronobis,
nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et hora,
in hora mortis nostrae,
Amen! Amen!


9. Ombra Mai Fu From Xerxes - George Frederick Handel

Recit.
Frondi tenere e belle
Del mio platano amato,
Per voi risplenda il fato.
Tuoni, lampi e procelle
Non v’oltraggino mai la cara pace.
Ne giung a profanarvi austro rapace!
ARIA
Ombra mai fu Di vegetabile Cara ed amabile Soave piu.

English Version:
Tender and beautiful branches
Of my beloved plain tree,
For you fate brightly shines;
Thunder, lightning and storms
Never disturb your majestic calm.

Never was there a shadow of branches
Sweeter, more refreshing.
Or more gentle.


10. Hymn To The Moon - Anton Dvorak

Měsíčku, na ne-bi hlubokém světlo tvé dalekovidí
po světě bloudis sirokém,
Divas se vpríbytky lidí,
Po světě bloudís sirokém, dívas se vpríbytkylidí!
Měsíčku, postuj chvíli,
Reknimi, kde je muj mily?
Měsíčku, postuj chvíli, rekni mi rekni, kde je muj mily?
Rekni mu, stríbrny měsíčku mě ze jej objíma ramě, aby si alespon chviličku,
Vzpome-nul ve sněni na mě, aby si alespon chviličku vzpomenul ve sněni na mě.
Zasvět mu do daleka.
Zasvět mu, rekni, kdo tu nan čeka, zasvět
Mu do daleka zasvet mu, rekní mu, rekni, kdo tu nan čeka.
ACCENTS ONLY COMPLETE ON E, C, I


11. Sleep On Little One - Johannes Brahms

The flow’rets all sleep soundly,
Beneath the moon’s bright ray,
They nod their heads together and dream the night away.
The budding trees wave to and fro,
And murmur soft and low.
Sleep on!
Sleep on,
Sleep on, my little one!


12. Now The Day Is Over - Gould and Sir Joseph Barnby

Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh, Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky


13. Evening Hymn (from Elijah) - Felix Mendelssohn

Hear us, Father, as we pray,
Thou hast kept us throught the day.
Fold us now in drowsy night,
Wake us with thy morning light.


15. Ave Maria - Gerard Sars

Es nee-mes loe-stert baej ich sjtil mien hert wilt neet nao hoes toe gaon;
Ich veul ‘t leid van al mien vrunj, ich wil nog aeve blieve sjtaon:
Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Maria
Maria heur mien sjtil ge-bed mien vroa-ge en mien win-se aan;
Zo-det ich bliej nao hoes kin gaon, ich weit det Geer mich biej zölt sijaon:
Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Maria
Wie dök höbt Geer mich al verheurd es ich ‘t zjwaor had opgebeurd;
Daorom kin ich gerös noe gaon, daorom bleef ich nog aeve sjtaon:
Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Maria


16. Little Children - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Little children, tiny children,
So tired and so sleepy.
Weary children, drowsy children,
To dreamland will go.
In their bed with downy pilows,
The children’s heads rest on.
Sleepy children, weary children,
To dreamland have gone.


18. Mozart’s Lullaby - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sleep, little one, go to sleep.
So peaceful the birds and the sheep.
Quiet are the meado and trees,
Even the buzz of the bees,
The silvery moonbeams so bright,
Down throught the window give light,
O’er you the moonbeams will creep,
Sleep little one go to sleep.
Good night, good night.

 

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