Dreams on a Lullaby
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Dreams on a Lullaby

Price: $7.95
by Frank A. Wallace
variations on the famous Catalan folk song Noi de la Mare for solo guitar

Recording by Frank Wallace on Omaggio.

Preview: view sample PDF

Duration: 7:40, 6 pages

Instrumentation: solo guitar

Difficulty level: moderate difficulty, polyphonic textures and difficult rhythms

Written: fall, 2006

World premiere: April 20, 2007 for the Boston Classical Guitar Society by Frank Wallace.

Recording: Frank Wallace, October 2016, Gyre Music CD Omaggio; Michael Nicolella, December 2010; Ten Years Passed at CD Baby; Amazon.com and iTunes.

All Gyre compositions are ASCAP
Copyright ©2006 Frank A. Wallace
Cover photography and design by Nancy Knowles
All rights reserved.


Recording by Frank Wallace on Omaggio.

This video includes a brief discussion of my compositional style, then a live performance of Dreams on a Lullaby on a 1931 Hauser guitar.

Dreams on a Lullaby, written in the fall of 2006, is based on the Catalan folk song arranged by Miguel Llobet, Noi de la Mare, and made famous by Andres Segovia. A sweet and luscious song in 6/8, the theme travels through major and minor versions that often interweave and conflict with each other with a surrealism reminiscent of the painter Dalí.

Read more about the original tune at Wikipedia

Translation of “El Noi de la Mare”


 The Son of Mary
What shall we give to the Son of the Virgin?
What can we give that the Babe will enjoy?
First, we shall give Him a tray full of raisins,
Then we shall offer sweet figs to the Boy.
First, we shall give Him a tray full of raisins,
Then we shall offer sweet figs to the Boy.

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Copyright ©2006 Frank A. Wallace
Cover photography and design by Nancy Knowles
All rights reserved.