This short work was requested by the Head of the Junior School at Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland, Mrs. Deirdre Onie. The work was written for performance at the Junior School’s annual carol service and continued the tradition of several years of featuring a new Hamilton composition. The text is by Deirdre McOnie and presents Mary’s thoughts and words as she encourages the infant Jesus to sleep.
A part for solo violin was requested for the first performance. The piece can be performed with or without this part.
The score includes a separate violin part.
|Text author||McOnie Deirdre|
|Opening words||The moon is high, the night is mild...|
|Ensemble||SA + violin + piano|
|Music Style||Christmas , Contemporary / Modern|