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Hey guys! I’m excited to share some details about my latest project. I have found it rewarding to write lullabies for my sons Luca and Leo, and then share those lullabies with my choirs. This new piece will be a setting of the traditional Rockabye Baby text with a new melody.
This piece will be accessible to all groups through a variety of voicings with piano accompaniment. You will have access to the SATB, SSA, TBB, 3-part, and 2-part voicings, as well as the rights to give a premiere performance, all for the cost that you would typically pay for one piece for your choir.
Check out this YouTube link for a preview of the theme that I will use to develop the rest of the piece, and thank you for your support!
YouTube link COMING SOON
Rockabye baby on the treetop.
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock.
If the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, Cradle and all.
Baby is drowsing, cosy and fair.
Mother sits near in her rocking chair.
Forward and back, the cradle she swings.
Though baby sleeps, he hears what she sings:
"Rockabye baby, do not fear.
Never mind, baby, mother is near.
Wee little fingers, eyes are shut tight.
Now sound asleep until morning light."
Jonny is a high school choral director and composer based in Western Pennsylvania. He is the Composer-in-Residence for the University of South Dakota Chamber Singers and several of his published pieces have been given the distinction of J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice. He loves the commissioning process because it allows him to form connections with choirs around the country through a work that fits the unique needs and preferences of each group.