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Lullabies : an illustrated songbook
Kapp, Richard.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; San Diego : Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace & Co., [1997]

Physical Description:
1 score (96 pages) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
For piano, with interlinear words.

Includes indexes.
Hush, little baby -- Dance to your daddy -- Now the day is over -- All the pretty little horses -- Mammy loves -- Sleep, baby, sleep -- Dance, little baby -- Brahms' lullaby -- Armenian lullaby -- Swing low, sweet chariot -- Can ye sew cushions -- Mozart's lullaby -- The sandman -- Raisins and almonds -- All through the night -- Golden slumbers -- Skidamarink -- Day is done -- Suo gan (lullaby) -- By'm bye -- Rocking -- Baby's bed's a silver moon -- Rock-a-bye, baby -- Little Boy Blue -- Baloo, baleerie -- Brezairola (lullaby) -- Kumbayah -- Raindrops -- Sweet and low -- Fais dodo = Go to sleep -- Toora, loora, loora -- Bye, baby bunting -- Twinkle, twinkle, little star -- When at night I go to sleep -- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John -- All night, all day -- Good night to you all.

Format :
Musical Score


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
M1997 .L835 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Words and music for thirty-seven of the most beloved traditional lullabies are gathered in this lavishly illustrated songbook. From the enduring "Rock-a-Bye Baby" to the winsome "Brahms' Lullaby" to the amusing "Little Boy Blue," each song is thoughtfully matched with works of art from the Metropolitan Museum's vast collections. Paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Mary Cassatt, a photograph by Eliot Porter of his infant son, and an Eskimo stonecarving of a mother and child are among the many works that grace the pages of this stunning book.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. With a sticker on the jacket stating that there's a "free gift card enclosed," it's safe to assume that this is a bookstore item. That doesn't mean it won't be of interest to libraries, since the Mary Cassatt painting that graces the jacket will appeal to library patrons as much as to bookstore browsers. Inside is a collection of 37 lullabies with simple piano accompaniment and guitar chords and a short note on the song's origin or some aspect of its appeal. Each selection is accompanied by several pieces of art, mostly paintings, from the collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many cultures and periods are represented in the pictures as well as in the lullabies; however, most of the selections come from the last two centuries in Europe and America. Some parents and grandparents may want to use this book to introduce music and art to young children. (Reviewed December 15, 1997)0152017283Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

K Up‘A beautiful combination of art and music as, once again, artwork from the Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrates classic lullabies. As was true in Go In and Out the Window (Holt, 1987) and Songs of the Wild West (S & S, 1991), the art gives each of the songs its own personality and underlines both its message and its feeling. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Toora Loora Loora," and "Rock-a-Bye, Baby" are among the selections included. Scenes of mother and baby are everywhere. Works from artists such as American Maurice Prendergast, accompanying the song "Baby's Bed's a Silver Moon," and French artist Maurice Boutet de Monvel illustrating the lullaby "Fais Dodo" wrap this book in an aura of love and gentleness. The photographs are particularly effective. Alma Lavenson's "Hand Studies‘Child with Doll" illustrates "Rock-a-Bye, Baby," conjuring up images of children everywhere rocking their "babies." Eliot Porter's "Jonathan," showing a blissfully sleeping baby, thumb in mouth, is perfectly paired with "All Through the Night." This is a lovely book for parents, grandparents, and lovers of babies everywhere. The songs have arrangements that capture both the mood and the sense of the selection. Unfortunately, many of them are arranged so that at least one page must be turned to play the whole song. A minor flaw in an otherwise stellar collection.‘Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Hush, Little Babyp. 8
Dance to Your Daddyp. 10
Now the Day Is Overp. 12
All the Pretty Little Horsesp. 14
Mammy Lovesp. 17
Sleep, Baby, Sleepp. 18
Dance, Little Babyp. 20
Brahms' Lullabyp. 23
Armenian Lullabyp. 26
Swing Low, Sweet Chariotp. 28
Can Ye Sew Cushionsp. 30
Mozart's Lullabyp. 34
The Sandmanp. 37
Raisins and Almondsp. 38
All Through the Nightp. 40
Golden Slumbersp. 44
Skidamarinkp. 46
Day Is Donep. 49
Suo Gan (Lullaby)p. 50
By'm Byep. 52
Rockingp. 54
Baby's Bed's a Silver Moonp. 56
Rock-a-Bye, Babyp. 60
Little Boy Bluep. 62
Baloo, Baleeriep. 64
Brezairola (Lullaby)p. 66
Kumbayahp. 70
Raindropsp. 72
Sweet and Lowp. 74
Fais Dodo (Go to Sleep)p. 78
Toora, Loora, Loorap. 80
Bye, Baby Buntingp. 83
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starp. 84
When at Night I Go to Sleepp. 86
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Johnp. 89
All Night, All Dayp. 90
Good Night to You Allp. 92
Index of Song Titlesp. 94
Index of First Linesp. 95
Creditsp. 96