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Sleep Gently, My Child

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (arr. James Mahaffey)

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Subtitle: From Intermezzo, Op. 117, No. 1

General Info

Year: 1892 / 2001
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


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Program Notes

Among Brahms' last works is a set of three intermezzi, completed in 1892 and published as Op. 117. The first is in E-flat major, the second in B-flat minor, and the third in C-sharp minor. The first of these pieces, a tender folk-like lullaby, is the source for this band arrangement. Brahms gave this piece the marking "andante moderato," and the piece was so popular that Scottish words "Sleep gently, my child. Sleep gently and fair" were adapted to the melody, inspiring the title used in this publication.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • Louisiana: II
  • Mississippi: II-A
  • Texas: II. Complete


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