Music of the New Lullaby Project, Volume One
Fifteen 21st-century works for solo guitar.
Commissioned, curated, and edited by Aaron Larget-Caplan
Published by the American Composers Alliance in association with ALC Publishing
3 Francine Trester – my darling’s slumber
6 Agustín Castilla-Ávila – Perseiden
10 Stephanie Ann Boyd – Esperanza
15 Carson Cooman – Unfolding the Gates of Dawn
18 Scott Wheeler – Nachtlied
23 Alan Fletcher – Lullaby in Three Voices
27 Thomas L. Read – The Moon Through The Window Shines Down
31 Patricia Julien – After Many Days Without Rain
34 Barnaby Oliver – The Pillow That You Dream On
36 David Leisner – Disturbed, A Lullaby
41 John McDonald – You Are Alone To Sleep
45 David McMullin – Sleeping Light, Spinning World
48 Vineet Shende – Reva’s Lullaby
52 Eric Schwartz – Song Softly Sung, in Trying Times
54 Demetrius Spaneas – A Child Sings at Thanksgiving
Studio Recordings can be found on Bandcamp:
New Lullaby (2010) – Aaron Larget-Caplan
Nights Transfigured (2020) – Aaron Larget-Caplan
Curator's note (excerpt):
The solos found in this first volume give an introduction to the more than 60 compositions written between 2006-2020 by over 50 composers from nine countries. Volume one contains compositions from Austria, Australia and the USA, and have lullabies inspired by composers’ children, song and the intimacy of singing to another, the end of night, poetry, longing for sleep, our troubled times, and of course, the melding of stars and moonbeams. On a theoretical level there are a variety of musical languages: tonal, 12-tone, contrapuntal, North Indian, First Nation, additive, minimalist, and quasi-improvisational. A few will stand out for their use of extended techniques, only three require scordatura, and harmonics abound!
These compositions assert that the sonic boundaries of the guitar are only limited by the composer’s imagination and physical abilities of the player. Whether a student, amateur, or professional there is a lullaby for you.
60 pages; 9'x12'; includes a composer's bios and notes on the pieces.
honey cadence – Limited Edition CD of honey cadence
A Guitar Holiday – A Guitar Holiday - Limited Edition CD
John. Cage. Guitar. - Autographed CD – John. Cage. Guitar. - Autographed CD
HUSHED – SCORES of the New Lullaby Project Anthology, Volume 2
John Cage – Piano Music Arranged For Guitar
Drifting – Numbered Limited Edition CD
Nights Transfigured – Autographed Compact Disc of Nights Transfigured
New Lullaby - 14 Contemporary Solos for Guitar – Compact Disc w/out composer signatures
New Lullaby - 14 Contemporary Solos for Guitar – LIMITED - Composer Signed New Lullaby CD
Tracing a wheel on water – Autographed CD of Tracing a Wheel on Water
John Cage Guitar Sticker
Aaron Larget-Caplan Boston, Massachusetts
Aaron Larget-Caplan – has premiered over 85 compositions, and directs and curates the New Lullaby Project and ¡Con
His arrangements and recording of the music of JOHN CAGE are issued by Edition Peters and Stone Records are the first to be sanctioned by the estate.
He has 8 solo albums, and the first of his own compositions ‘honey cadence’ was released in April 2022.
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