Sleep My Child, A Cappella
Sleep My Child is the trio from Act II of Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, the big music theater piece that we will perform at Carnegie this June. Chanticleer commissioned an SATB arrangement of it for their tour last year, and while I received a bunch of emails from people saying they loved it, I’d never actually heard it. (I was unable to attend any of their rehearsals, and I never could catch them on tour).
I just discovered a link to a live performance and it kind of blew my mind. Remember, Chanticleer is made up entirely of men, and only 12 of them.
Here is a link to their performance:
Here is a re-post of the original trio:
And here are the first 10 pages of the published sheet music, available this spring.
Sleep My Child pgs. 1-10