that anything that can stand the test of time, or better yet, evolve
through the ages and not forget what it was before is something very
special. Well, lullaby music is a wonderful example of this.
There have always been babies and mothers who, through emotions of the
heart, comfort their little ones lovingly and peacefully in times of
seeking serenity. As any mother knows though, creating calming
moments can often begin with a period of uneasiness or discomfort from
the baby or child. There are many vices at a mother's disposal, but one
of the most endearing practices is music. Lullaby music has come to
rescue of many a mother throughout the history of mankind as long as
music as been around.
music from our past
think of lullaby music, images and auditory memories of your own mother
or father may conjure up. Mom singing lullaby music, an imperfect, but
soothing voice filled with so much love it practically melts into your
ears, then down into your heart. You might also think of your favorite
lullaby music, such as Braham's Lullaby or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
You may recall grown-ups singing or humming these lullabies to you as a
small child. Some, you'll even remember singing yourself. Recollections
of happiness, in moments of warmth, togetherness and security--just a
few of the many adjectives that can describe feelings you have when
listening to lullaby musics.
music may have started with the single voice (a mother's quiet voice
over child in a bed, bassinette or in her arms), but baby lullaby music
has certainly evolved through time. As works of music adapted into
lullabies or composers wrote their own, such as Braham's who set his
sweet music to existing text in the nineteenth century. Braham's, like
many composers of lullabies wrote his lullaby music in honor of a family
member giving birth. It's interesting that even today, lullabies music
is often written as a gift or gesture of celebration for the birth of
someone close to the author.
music of today
parent to talk about lullaby music now, and they'll give you insight
into their own childhood AND what they've used today for their own
children. In today's time, lullaby music doesn't have to come from the
mouth of the mother. Instead, we can buy and download lullaby music as
much as we like. Thanks to CD players and iPods, baby's ears can be
filled with a variety of instrumental and sung lullaby music. Styles and
genres of lullaby music vary, so parents can choose types of their
liking. Lullaby music also spans continents as it always has; and like
other music, the lullaby is a universal language that can be shared by
all. Whatever your choice is, either downloading lullaby sheet music or
something just to listen to, you're sure to find something precious that
your whole family can enjoy.