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Golden slumbers

author of text
Cradle song

Parry sets a traditional 17th-century song, Golden slumbers, which he dedicates to Wrocław Philharmonic Choir and their conductor Agnieszka Franków-Żlazny (with whom he worked in 2012). The text, 'Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise', serves to dispel the anxiety of the dark of the impending night—calming and comforting, as a lullaby, in a gentle rocking manner.

from notes by Richard Longman © 2020


Parry: The Hours - Choral Music by Ben Parry
Studio Master: SIGCD629Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 19 on SIGCD629 [3'58] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD629 track 19

Recording date
29 March 2019
Recording venue
Keble College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Parry
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & David Hinitt
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  1. Parry: The Hours - Choral Music by Ben Parry (SIGCD629)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: May 2020
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