Basque Lullaby, A
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
A Basque Lullaby is a setting for winds of the composer’s composition (of the same name) for SATB choir. It is based on a children’s rhyme the composer discovered online. It uses simple diatonic harmonies and melodic leaps no wider than a fourth or fifth, the most comfortably sung in the range of the human voice.
- Program Note from score
A Basque Lullaby was originally composed as a work for SATB choir that the composer created for his daughter before she was born. The text is based on a children’s rhyme written by an anonymous author and the connection to the Basque region is unknown. In this piece, you will hear a three-note motif repeated throughout the entire work as it is passed along to different soloists and sections of the band.
- Program Note by Kayla Moyers for the University of Southern Mississippi Concert Band B concert program, 17 November 2020
- Audio CD: West Ridge Middle School Wind Ensemble (Susan Glover, conductor) - 2010]
- Georgia: IV
- Iowa: II
- Kansas: III
- Texas: II. Complete
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- University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band B (Kayla Moyers, conductor) - 17 November 2020
- University of Oregon (Eugene) Campus Band (Eric Wiltshire, conductor) – 14 November 2018
- Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 23 April 2015
- York High School Concert Band - 1 May 2012
- West Ridge Middle School (Austin, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Susan Glover, conductor) – 15 December 2010 (2010 Midwest Clinic)
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Forrest, D. (2007). A Basque Lullaby [score]. Hinshaw Music: Chapel Hill, N.C.