It is, as the composer himself writes, a ‘hymn to life’. He explains: ‘There is an African tribe with a wondrous tradition. When two lovers decide to have a baby, they listen to the silence. They do this until they hear the song of the child that wants to be born onto this earth. Its whole life the child will be accompanied by that song. Thats is why regard Lullaby as a hymn to life.’ Shalygin catches this in music by slowly repeating and piling one and the same melody. A bass player plucks a slow and obstinate walking bass line. On top of that the strings constantly repeat the same melody. This starts with a single string instrument, but one by one more string players join the growing canon. Finally, the bass player stops his walking bass line and plays the melody in a lower range. This way Shalygin’s own lullaby is born.

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  1. Throughchant on World Sprouting
  2. La Musica del Giorno : fl,s, sax, pf 4 hands, vl and vlc
  3. Daily Music : 2vl, vlc, harpsichord
  4. Cantus for LArge Ensemble : fl,ob,cl in bes,bsn,hrn in f, trp in c,trb,tba,timp,hrp,2vl,vla,vlc,cb
  5. Andante : for piano
  6. All Summer Long : alt, pf
  7. Trio : cl in bes, vla, vcl
  8. Theme I - Blond : for two piaonos
  9. Theme from Wiek : Carillion
  10. The Flood, Requiem : Elektronische media: nvt

Popular works

  1. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
  2. Symphony Nº 10 (Unfinished) : Chronological Transcriptions of the Sketches, Short Scores and Orchestral Drafts / Gustav Mahler; Frans Bouwman, editor
  3. L' indifférent : pour quatuor à cordes, 1969, gereconstrueerde versie (2002) / Hendrik Andriessen
  4. .., e poi c’era… : Symphony Nº 1 / Luc Brewaeys
  5. Dat Mistige Rooie Beest : C version : Bb version : Eb version / Rogier van Otterloo
  6. Miniatures : for bass clarinet / Initiated and edited by Fie Schouten
  7. Fire Column (Piano Concerto Nº 2) : for piano and string orchestra / Marijn Simons
  8. 24 capriccio's voor viool solo
  9. Es war einmal ein König (uit Ur-Faust) : for recorder, viola, violoncello and piano / Chiel Meijering
  10. Pour le tombeau d'Orphée : danse élégiaque pour harpe seule / Marius Flothuis