“The Gartan Mothers Lullaby”Dusk is drawn and the Green Man’s thorn is wreathed in rings of fog,
Siabra sails his boat till morn, upon the starry bog.
A leanbhan O, the pale moon hath brimmed her cusp in dew,
And weeps to hear the sad sleep-tune, I sing O love of you.
A lovely Irish melody from Co. Donegal; the lullaby of a mother to her child. The song refers to a number of figures in Irish mythology, places in Ireland and words in the Irish language.
The best known recording of the song was made by Meryl Streep in 2000.
Soprano, Solo/Repiano, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombone
Eb and Bb Basses