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Lullaby for Matthew

for piano

Year:  1981   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  1981
Duration:  4m

Films, Audio & Samples

Gillian Whitehead: Lullaby ...

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Sample Audio

Sample: From 0:43 - 1:43

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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This work for solo piano has been described as "a haunting gem for a modern baby." (Blanks, Sydney Morning Herald)

"In a simple arch structure of eight bar phrases, it progresses in variations from naive simplicity to what could almost amount to a nightmare in the centre, then back to slumbering innocence once again." (Bibby, Music in New Zealand)

Difficulty note

About Grade 5

Dedication note

To Matthew and Joyce

Contents note

One movement

Performance history

17 Apr 2008: Performed by Sabrina Jung at a concert workshop in the Aurora Centre Green Room at Burnside High School

06 May 2010: NZ Piano Music of the 1980s

27 Jun 2010: A good time not a long time - SMP Ensemble

12 Oct 2019: Performed by Geoffrey Hinds at St Barnabas Church, Mt Eden, Auckland

Performed by David Guerin in Berlin, 1983, this is almost certainly the world premiere of this work

Performed by Dan Poynton (piano)

Performed by David Guerin in 1996

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