Sleep Softly
Sleep Softly

Sleep Softly

Classical Lullabies by Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy...

Illustrated by Élodie Nouhen, By (composer) David Pastor

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JUVENILE FICTION

36 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9782924217245

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Apr 2015)

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

Winner of:2015 Parents' Choice, Gold AwardTimeless tunes for tots This 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. Après un rêve (After a Dream) 3.08 Gabriel Fauré3. Von Fremden Ländern (Of Foreign Lands) 1.30 Robert Schumann4. La boîte à Joujou (The Toybox) 1.16 Claude Debussy5. Gymnopédie No. 1 3.24 Eric Satie 6. La poupée (The Doll) 2.07 Georges Bizet7. Sändmannchen (The Little Sandman) 2.31 Johannes Brahms8. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) 0.56 Johannes Brahms 9. Solveig's Song 3.16 Edvard Grieg10. Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein (Sleep, My Little Prince, Fall Asleep) 0.48 Bernard Flies11. Ständchen (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 

Reviews

"With its flawless production values, Sleep Softly is very highly recommended for family, day care center, and community library collections." —James Cox, Children's Bookwatch

"The Secret Mountain introduces Sleep Softly: Classical Lullabies by Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy... as part of its book-and-CD series. The hardbound book features whimsical, dream-like illustrations by Elodie Nouhen and brief explanatory notes describing how the song was composed and how it was arranged for the recording. The accompanying CD was recorded in France with the quintet Ensemble Agora. It features 16 soft and sweet songs and visuals, totaling 34 relaxing minutes that will send everyone in the family off to dreamland. Pieces include the gently rocking rhythm of Offenbach's 'Barcarolle' and the most famous track in the CD, Brahms' 'Wiengenlied,' which translates as 'the lullaby song.'" —toybook.com

"My kids have a new lullaby CD and it is amazing." —tenordad.com

"Absolutely gorgeous and perfect for bedtime." —frugalmomeh.com

"In its chief task, of calming and reassuring the child (and, to some extent, the parent), Sleep Softly succeeds -- everything else is just bonus." —zooglobble.com

"You can't help but fall into a soothing trance and get heavy eyes while listening, as the tunes quietly whisk you away to sleep." —Brandi, yeewittlethings.com

"We very often need to take it down a million notches, and Sleep Softly is the perfect album for just that." —Jenn Hardy, mamanaturale.ca

"It's a lovely gift for self, family or friend. And a beautiful addition to any library or community collection." —Kristen Heimerl, childrenswritersguild.com

Author Biography

Elodie Nouhen is a children’s album illustrator and the illustrator of the award-winning Songs from the Baobab. She studied at the Ecole Supérieure 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.