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Lullabies of the World / Lullabies from 23 countries in original languages

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  1. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Baju, bajuschki, baju! (Russia) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Fais dodo (France) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Hine e hine (New Zealand) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — All the Pretty Little Horses (North America) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Aijā, žūžū (Latvia) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Yalla tnam Rima (Lebanon) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Csíja búja (Hungary) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — 5 Lieder, Op. 49: 4. Wiegenlied, "Guten Abend, gut Nacht" (Germany) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Nani tou riga to pedi (Greece) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Dandini dandini dastana (Turkey) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Thula baba (South Africa) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Itsuki no Komori-uta (Japan) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Jasoda Hari palne (India) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Gjendines bådnlåt (Norway) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Dorme, dorme, meu menino (Portugal) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Hrajú na Maru (Moravia, Czech Republic) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Akna Oror (Armenia) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Dal a, dal a (Korea) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Der Mond ist aufgegangen (Germany) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Arrorró (Canary Islands, Spain) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Fate la nanna coscine di pollo (Italy) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Tuu, tuu, tupakkarulla (Finland) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Shlof main fegele (Yiddish) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Slaap, kindje slaap (Belgium) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Wiegenlieder aus aller Welt — Yue er ming (China) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Traditional, Russian : Baiuschka baju, traditional lullaby (a.k.a. "Baju, bajuschki, baju")
>Traditional, French : Fais do-do, traditional lullaby
>Princess Te Rangi Pai : Hine e Hine (Maori Lullaby)
>Traditional, American : All the Pretty Little Horses, folk song
>Latvian Traditional : Aija, zuzu, lullaby
>Traditional, Lebanese : Yalla tnam Rima, traditional lullaby
>Traditional, Hungarian : Csíja búja, lullaby
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49Songs (5), Op. 49
>Traditional, Greek : Nani tou riga to pedi, traditional lullaby
>Traditional, Turkish : Dandini dandini dastana, lullaby
>Traditional, African : Thula baba, lullaby
>Traditional, Japanese : Itsuki no komoriuta, folk song
>Traditional, Indian : Jasoda Hari palne, traditional lullaby
>Traditional, Norwegian : Gjendines bådnlåt (Gjendines lullaby) (after Slaalien, Kaia Gjendine)
>Anonymous, Portuguese : Dorme, dorme, meu menino, lullaby
>Traditional, Czech : Hrajú na Maru, lullaby
>Traditional, Armenian : Akna Oror
>Traditional, Korean : Dal a, dal a, lullaby
>Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter : Der Mond ist aufgegangen
>Traditional, Spanish : Arrorró
>Traditional, Italian : Fate la nanna coscine di pollo, traditional lullaby
>Traditional, Finnish : Tuu, tuu, tupakkarulla, traditional lullaby
>Anonymous, Yiddish : Schlof main fegele, traditional lullaby
>Traditional, Belgian : Slaap, kindje slaap, lullaby
>Traditional, Chinese : Yue er ming, lullaby
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Singers and instrumentalists from all over the world have recorded the most beautiful lullabies from their home countries exclusively for this CD collection. The accompaniment by tradition instruments highlights the original sound of these songs. The CD contains lullabies from Armenia, Belgium, China, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary and a lullaby in Yiddish. With this recording the prize-winning 'Liederprojekt,' promoting singing with children, is continued and expanded by an international collection.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Singing lullabies is a worldwide part of the bedtime ritual. This collection of 25 examples from around the world reveals both the similarities and differences of these songs. The variety of sounds and styles makes this a fascinating anthology. An attractive booklet includes photos of parents and children, texts and translations, and an essay that identifies some of the common elements of lullabies.



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>Traditional, Russian : Baiuschka baju, traditional lullaby (a.k.a. "Baju, bajuschki, baju")
  • Performers: Alexander Danko (Bayan); Elena Danko (Voice); Joseph Holzhauer (Domra); Joseph Holzhauer (Guitar); Jens Trondle (Marimba); Jens Trondle (Shaker)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.

>Traditional, French : Fais do-do, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Andreas Kolisko (Guitar); Andreas Kolisko (Piano); Berangere Palix (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Princess Te Rangi Pai : Hine e Hine (Maori Lullaby)
  • Performers: Stephan Gatti (Slide Guitar); Stephan Gatti (Ukulele); Huia Harmon (Flute); Huia Harmon (Voice); Andreas Kolisko; Christian Wasdaris (Congas); Christian Wasdaris (Percussion); Ramesh Weeratunga (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Traditional, American : All the Pretty Little Horses, folk song
  • Performers: Richard Arame (Voice); Shannon Callahan (Voice); Andreas Kolisko
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Latvian Traditional : Aija, zuzu, lullaby
  • Performers: Andreas Kolisko (Guitar); Andreas Kolisko (Wurlitzer Piano); Diana Moon (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Lebanese : Yalla tnam Rima, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Momo Djender (Bendir); Momo Djender (Flute); Momo Djender (Voice); Ramesh Weeratunga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.

>Traditional, Hungarian : Csíja búja, lullaby
  • Performers: Eva Csermak (Violin); Eva Csermak (Voice); Christian Dawid (Clarinet); Jens Trondle (Cimbalom); Jens Trondle (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49Songs (5), Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performers: Ingeborg Danz (Alto); Michael Gees (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Traditional, Greek : Nani tou riga to pedi, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Menegas Nikolaos (Bouzouki); Vassilios Vougiatzis (Voice); Ramesh Weeratunga (Flute); Ramesh Weeratunga (Guitar); Ramesh Weeratunga (Keyboards); Ramesh Weeratunga (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Turkish : Dandini dandini dastana, lullaby
  • Performers: Christian Dawid (Clarinet); Erdal Kaya (Saz); Andreas Kolisko (Harp); Andreas Kolisko (Synthesizer); Andreas Kolisko (Tambourine); Andreas Kolisko (Triangle); Filiz Solak (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Traditional, African : Thula baba, lullaby
  • Performers: Aly Keita (Balafon); Andreas Kolisko; Djatou Toure (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Japanese : Itsuki no komoriuta, folk song
  • Performers: Andreas Kolisko (Koto); Andreas Kolisko (Synthesizer); Yuka Otsuki (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Indian : Jasoda Hari palne, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (Voice); Christian Wasdaris (Tabla); Ramesh Weeratunga (Percussion); Ramesh Weeratunga (Tanpura)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.

>Traditional, Norwegian : Gjendines bådnlåt (Gjendines lullaby) (after Slaalien, Kaia Gjendine)
  • Performer: Hildegunn Hovde (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.

>Anonymous, Portuguese : Dorme, dorme, meu menino, lullaby
  • Performers: Amelia Janes (Voice); Ron Randolph (Mandolin); Ramesh Weeratunga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Czech : Hrajú na Maru, lullaby
  • Performers: Joe Kucera (Flute); Joe Kucera (Voice); Rainer Oleak (Cello); Rainer Oleak (Piano); Ramesh Weeratunga (Guitar); Ramesh Weeratunga (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.

>Traditional, Armenian : Akna Oror
  • Performer: Anahit Papayan (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Korean : Dal a, dal a, lullaby
  • Performers: Il-Ryun Chung (Changgo); Christian Dawid (Flute); Yoo-Seon Lee (Voice); Jens Trondle (Kayagum)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.

>Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter : Der Mond ist aufgegangen
  • Performers: Lisa Bassenge (Voice); Paul Kleber (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Traditional, Spanish : Arrorró
  • Performers: Michelle Almgill (Voice); Marcial Heredia (Guitar); Rolo Rodriguez (Percussion); Ramesh Weeratunga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.

>Traditional, Italian : Fate la nanna coscine di pollo, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Eva Csermak (Violin); Christian Dawid (Clarinet); Viktor Krysyuyk (Guitar); Phoebe Scott (Cello); Francesca Tidoni (Voice); Jens Trondle (Flute); Jens Trondle (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.

>Traditional, Finnish : Tuu, tuu, tupakkarulla, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Reijo Kekkonen (Voice); Viktor Krysyuyk (Guitar); Frank Lunte (Alto Saxophone); Jens Trondle (Glockenspiel)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.

>Anonymous, Yiddish : Schlof main fegele, traditional lullaby
  • Performers: Christian Dawid (Clarinet); Christian Dawid (Piano); Jens Trondle (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Belgian : Slaap, kindje slaap, lullaby
  • Performers: Niek Van Ooosterum (Piano); Niek Van Ooosterum (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Yue er ming, lullaby
  • Performers: Andreas Kolisko (Cimbalom); Andreas Kolisko (Guitar); Andreas Kolisko (Strings); Andreas Kolisko (Synthesizer); Yijuan Zhang (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.