From the arranger: “In this non-traditional arrangement of an Irish lullaby from Francis O’Neill, my goal was to challenge my students to improve their ensemble skills and expression skills with keener listening and deeper attention to subtle dynamic contrasts. The most important goal was to enable my students to shape phrases artistically with drama and intensity. Oftentimes, students rush to learn music on a deadline with very little attention to the details. The markings in the music deepen the beauty of the sound and create a performance to savor and enjoy. The art is in the details.”
Part 1 can also be played as a solo.