Lullaby for soprano and string quartet

Peace. Nursery.
Slowly, out of the distance, a storm approaches.
A sudden slam of windows and a child cries out.
The mother comes, rushing. She closes the window, takes the baby in her arms and starts to sing…

Hush, hush, my little one,
Mama is here, do not cry.

Hence the moon that shines above,
The night descends upon our house.
It’s time for birds and little boys
To rest their souls and go to sleep…

lyrics: Anonymous (Russian)
arr: soprano & string quartet
alt. arr: SATB choir
dur: cir. 4 min.