LULLABIES features Cynthia Price-Glynn, harpist, and vocalists Susan Osborn, Jeanie Stahl, & Bill Staines. Originally issued on cassette tape, this very special recording is now available on CD.
We chose indisputably great music and obviously great musicians to create an atmosphere of peace and calm. Our concept is to provide an intimate, warm, very personal experience-as if the musicians are performing at the foot of your bed or next to your favorite chair. Sweet dreams.
LULLABIES was names a Parents' Choice Honor Recording in 1986 (Newton, MA), and was a Recommended Tape by Helen Bonny of The Institute for Consciousness and Music (Port Townsend, MA).
REACTIONS FROM ALL AGES . . .
Lullabies is a beautiful recording. The intimacy of the presentation is rare and sensitive. Thank you so much for your talents and your devotion to their ideal.
A surefire way to get babies to sleep!
-Dr. Theresa S., Psychologist & mother of triplets
We played LULLABIES when we brought our new baby girl home from the hospital. This very special tape added so much to those precious moments, creating the loving environment our hearts were so filled with that evening as she fell asleep in her new home. Now, two months later, we continue to play LULLABIES during her alert time (when she especially likes the vocal pieces) and while she is going to sleep.
-Dr. Guillermo and Brenda A.
Tom and I have used LULLABIES in many different ways with our twins Jim and Lydia who are now sixteen months old. From the time they were about six months old, we would put if on before they went to sleep, and dance with them in our arms before putting them down to bed. It was fun because we enjoyed the music ourselves and it was a good compromise between just leaving them there and rocking them to sleep. We'd leave LULLABIES on after the dancing and just slip out of the room. They almost never cried after this little ritual.
When they are sleeping in strange places we use LULLABIES this way to give them a feeling of home. As time has passed, I have begun to use LULLABIES during the day before naptimes. It really calms them down. When they hear the music come on they grab their blankets and lie down in their cribs.
One thing I particularly like about LULLABIES is the selection of music. Much of it is evocative of my own childhood. Also, living in this noisy busy city can be difficult, and I like being able to expose my children to some fine and soothing sounds.
Through LULLABIES my children and I are enveloped in an experience we share and enjoy together. The music suggests and provides a setting for quiet interaction and personal reflection-an ambience parents especially desire to share with sons and daughters. I consider LULLABIES a treasure at bedtime as it fills the space between wake and sleep that is often difficult for children. Even though (or perhaps because) LULLABIES is technically and artistically exquisite, it reaches the heart of my children, so that they request it regularly.
-Daeja N., mother of 5 ages 3 to 17
LULLABIES is beautiful. We have played it over and over again.
-Alexander S., age 83
San Antonio, TX
I have used LULLABIES very successfully for music relaxation classes in a psychiatric unit. The musicianship of everyone on the tape is especially noteworthy.
Wrightsville Beach, NC
ABOUT CYNTHIA PRICE-GLYNN
Cynthia Price-Glynn is from Wichita, KS where she began harp lessons with Geraldine Wright. She studied at Pomona College with Marjorie Call, at the University of Kansas with Margaret Ling, and at the New England Conservatory with Bernard Zighera. Since 1976, Cynthia has been principal and solo harpist with the Boston Ballet. She also teaches harp and chamber music at The Boston Conservatory.
Selected reviews of Cynthia Price-Glynn include:
-Folk Roots, London, UK
-The Times Union, Albany, NY
"unobtrusive excellence and total command"
-The Enterprise, Falmouth, MA
-North Shore Magazine, Rockport, MA
"Her shimmering strokes evoked the rhythms of earth, sky, and sea."
-The Boston Globe
"She enchanted the audience with sheer crystalline playing. Her nimble fingers glided over the strings in her entrancing performance...She breathed life and beauty into an instrument which so often is underplayed."
-The Enquirer and Mirror, Nantucket, MA