Bastet’s Lullaby

*There are two versions of this piece, the original alto saxophone solo and the vocal version with text by Amy Hermance (2014)

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About the Piece

  • Bastet’s Lullaby (2010/2014):This character piece starts with a lullaby lulling Bastet, a cat, to sleep. Bastet then dreams he is chasing a mouse (represented by the tambourine) across a desert. Bastet killls the mouse and, being a fickle creature, gets upset that he has killed it. A requiem is played by the piano. The lullaby returns, slightly blurred as Bastet begins to wake from his nap. (Program Note by Jesse Martin)

TEXT

Close your eyes, blessed and Slumber

Close your eyes, fall into dreamsThe sun’s light is hollow

Breaking the night’s glow

And too bright it blinds us to truth

ALTO SAXOPHONE VERSION

VOCAL VERSION

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