Timeless tunes for totsThis selection of beloved melodies from some of the world s more revered composers, including Brahms, Schubert, Ravel, and Debussy, will lull babies into a sweet, blissful sleep. Along with the whimsical, dream-like illustrations, the storybook and accompanying CD feature 16 classical lullabies orchestrated for a wind quintet and harp performed by the critically acclaimed L'Ensemble Agora. In addition, a brief commentary accompanies each featured musical work.COMPOSITION / COMPOSER / DURATION: 1. Barcarolle 2.22 Jacques Offenbach2. Apres un reve (After a Dream) 3.08 Gabriel Faure3. Von Fremden Landern (Of Foreign Lands) 1.30 Robert Schumann4. La boite a Joujou (The Toybox) 1.16 Claude Debussy5. Gympedie No. 1 3.24 Eric Satie6. La poupee (The Doll) 2.07 Georges Bizet7. Sandmannchen (The Little Sandman) 2.31 Johannes Brahms8. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) 0.56 Johannes Brahms9. Solveig's Song 3.16 Edvard Grieg10. Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein (Sleep, My Little Prince, Fall Asleep) 0.48 Bernard Flies11. Standchen (Serenade) 4.17 Franz Shubert12. Gute nacht (Good Night) 2.48 Franz Shubert13. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty s Pavane) 1.46 Maurice Ravel14. Feuillet d album (Album Leaf) 1.46 Emmanuel Chabrier15. Dors, ami (Sleep, my friend) 0.52 Jules Massenet16. Brezairola (Lullaby) 1.51 Traditional
Elodie Nouhen is a children s album illustrator and the illustrator of the award-winning Songs from the Baobab. She studied at the Ecole Superieure d arts graphiques Penninghen in Paris. David Pastor is a horn player and the founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Agora, a wind and harp ensemble based in Lyon, France, that has released several critically acclaimed book-CDs for children.