Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Favorite lullabies

What are your favorite lullabies?

After the first of the year I'm going to be working on a CD of lullabies. For quite some time I've wanted the women of my church to work on this project -- singing and recording a set of lullabies which we can present to the families of new babies as a gift from the church. Now it looks like the plan will finally come together.

I'm working on a women's retreat for right after the first of the year, and this is something that we could work on during a session on creativity. It would be the beginning session of the project, introducing the idea to women who attend the retreat and getting their ideas and input on what they think would be good to include in the project. We'd begin sight-reading some of the lullabies I've collected over time and set up a rehearsal schedule.

I talked with the music director about this tonight and he's behind the project. Since I'll be chairing the care team, I've got a channel for distributing these now.
Everything is coming together nicely.

Now, if you have a favorite lullaby, please share it along with some words about what it means to you, if there is a special story connected to it.



TECH said...

I don't know any lullabies. I don't think my mother ever sang any to me, or if she did, it was never mentioned after I was old enough to remember. The project, however, sounds very cool!

Anonymous said...

I like Morningtown Ride. That's what I sang to my babies.

I also sang "Go to sleep little babe" as heard on the "O Brother Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. Except my husband and I changed the words to fit our family.

Now you've given me an idea for a post! Thanks, Trixie.

Trixie said...

Trixie, I simply love this idea. How very original and how terribly thoughtful! Seriously, this is one of the neatest ideas I have heard in a very long time.

I wish that I could recommend some traditional lullabies but my mom wasn't of that school. Does "Toora, Loora, Looral (an Irish Lullaby)" count? Or "When Irish Eyes are Smiling?" This is as close as we got to a lullaby.

Hum...Mom was a big fan of singing Mamas and the Papas tunes or Neil Diamond. But surely you weren't going there :)

Trixie said...

These are great! Thanks and keep 'em coming!

When we get the CD done, I'll ask you if you all want a copy and I can send you one if you like.

FrenziedFeline said...

There are a couple of LDS children's songs that make good lullabies.

One is "I Am a Child of God." The other, which is one of my top three favorite church songs is, "I Wonder When He Comes Again."

I Am a Child of God

I Wonder When He Comes Again

Jill said...

I am always touched by "Goodnight my Angel" by Billy Joel. I think that it has some of the best lyrics ever written.