Havaa’s Lullaby

Havaa’s Lullaby (2017)

 

2 part a cappella
As performed by Nation
Co-written with Jocelyn Hagen

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This piece was written for our God-Daughter Havaa. Since her father is a jazz musician, we thought it appropriate to write it in a mixed meter, which only increased the motion of the melodies. This can be sung as a duet or by multiple sections of a choir. It should stay fairly quiet throughout, like a true lullaby. "Havaa's Lullaby" has been used crib-side as well as on stage in a Nation concert.

- Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach

Text:

She is swaddled, patient.
I pick her up. The infant eyes lock mine.
I remember that she belongs to the house of music and I carry her there.

- Suzanne Swanson