Lullaby for Natalie

From Wind Repertory Project
John Corigliano

John Corigliano (trans. Peter Stanley Martin)

General Info

Year: 2011 / 2012
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Violin and piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Harp (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally composed for Anne Akiko Meyers and then orchestrated for Marin Alsop's 20th season at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, this lovely lyric work was transcribed for band by Peter Stanley Martin, under the composer's supervision. Accessible to musicians and audiences, yet extremely sensitive with its dramatic sonorities, the music is both soothing and subtle even as the tonality is stretched.

-Program Note from publisher

Lullaby for Natalie was written as a beautiful gesture to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and her daughter, Natalie. John Corigliano, who is known for his substantial works like Gazebo Dances and Circus Maximus, has developed a work that captures the sincerity and innocence of a child at rest. This piece explores soothing and lush sonorities, even as the tonality of lullaby is stretched. Lullaby for Natalie was arranged for band by Peter Stanley Martin as part of a series of works by orchestral composers that could be directly involved in the development of the arrangements for wind band.

- Program Note from Indiana University Symphonic Band concert program, 18 September 2018

Originally composed as a beautiful duet for violin and piano in 2011, this band arrangement was premiered by the West Chester University Wind Ensemble in December 2012. It is a wonderfully simple, but sophisticated work that challenges the best musicians to perform with lyrical warmth and intelligent sensitivity. The arrangement melds the pensive melody through beautiful connecting transitions. Of particular mention is the concluding section which features sparse instrumentation of a piano, harp, flute, clarinet, vibes, and bells to bring this composition to a soft ending. The work's flowing nature provides an intentional gentleness of the tuneful lullaby.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Las Vegas Academy (Nev.) Wind Ensemble (John Seaton, conductor) - 3 May 2022
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 3 December 2021
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Symphonic Winds (Colin R. McKenzie, conductor) - 20 April 2021
  • Young Artists Wind Ensemble (Tanglewood, Mass.) (David Martins, conductor) – 14 July 2019
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Wind Ensemble (Jason Rinehart, conductor) - 19 February 2019
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Alexander Baczewski, conductor) – 18 September 2018
  • Ithaca College Concert Band (Benjamin Rochford, conductor) - 1 March 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI) Wind Ensemble (Laura Rexroth, conductor) - 19 October 2017
  • University of Delaware (Newark, DE) Wind Ensemble (Michael Knight, conductor) - 7 October 2016
  • University of Nebraska (Omaha, NE) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Karen Fannin, conductor) - 7 October 2016
  • Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) Wind Ensemble (Jeff Jordan, conductor) - 6 May 2016
  • West Chester University (West Chester, PA) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Yozviak, conductor) - 24 April 2016
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Ryan Kelly, conductor) – 22 February 2016
  • University of California. Santa Barbara, Wind Ensemble (Paul Bambach, conductor) - 19 November 2015
  • Bethel Wind Symphony (Steven Thompson, conductor) - 18 April 2015
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Wind Ensemble (Brian Coffill, conductor) – 22 April 2013
  • New York University Wind Ensemble (William L. Berz, conductor) - 14 December 2014
  • University of Washington Symphonic Band (Steven Morrison, conductor) - 4 December 2014
  • Indiana University Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) - 11 November 2014
  • West Chester (Penn.) University Wind Ensemble (Andrew Yozviak, conductor) - 2 December 2012 - *Premiere Performance*

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