Lullaby

Christopher Butterfield

Lullaby has been performed in Banff, London, Montréal and Vancouver…

Lullaby was commissioned by Continuum Contemporary Music in Toronto in 1991. It is a commemoration of the death of my grandmother, and the birth of my daughter Claire a couple of years later. It’s in one contiguous movement, divided into several different sections, most of which are repeated at some point. I don’t remember much about its composition, other than there’s an allusion to George Gershwin’s Lullaby for string quartet played simultaneously with a chorale taken verbatim from my opera Zurich 1916.

Lullaby

On disc

Concerts

26 Apri 2008
8:00 pm
II
ButterfieldOesterleSokolovićVivier
Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
5 June 2014
8:00 pm
Butterfield
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
15 June 2015
6:00 pm
Série QB
Butterfield
Montréal (Québec)
3 Augu 2019
6:00 pm
Butterfield
Banff (Alberta, Canada)
3 Dece 2019
7:00 pm
AgarButterfieldFinnissyGooderhamHathawayPinnockSokolović
London (England, UK)