is a collection of lullabies from around the world sung by Shanda Lear. It includes a great variety of tunes from
twenty-one countries, collected through music libraries and ethnological museums throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The music was created and arranged to please today's listener while
preserving the distinctive style of each country as well as traditional musical instruments. Original lyrics were written maintaining the poetic aspects while eliminating the tales of violence. Throughout the
tape, priority was given to generating an atmosphere of warmth and love.
The authors paid particular attention to the creative and artistic
aspects of the project. They found that although some lullabies were included in folklore and children's records, an album which was designed exclusively to lull a baby to sleep, was not on the market.
Parents were interviewed and they all recognized the need for help in playing with their children and getting them to sleep. They also
appreciated the "early learning" importance of music in the child's development.
Throughout history it has been customary to sing a baby to sleep.
Mothers of today know that singing peaceful songs not only helps relax children, but also has the advantage of establishing a time of mother-child closeness which is of psychological and physical
importance to both of them.
It has been difficult for parents to find enough appropriate and
interesting lullabies. The texts of the songs included in this collection were written to meet this need. In a light-hearted fashion that appeals
to children, the lyrics also reflect today's attitudes and invite family togetherness.
can inspire a parent to sing regularly to their baby. Babies enjoy being sung to (and always think their mother and father have wonderful voices!).
was produced in stereo by composer Graziano Mandozzi & lyricist Gian-Carlo Bertelli. Original music registered with SUISA. Original lyrics registered with SIAE.