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Cradle Song

Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer Appears in 10 hymnals Matching Instances: 10 First Line: Sleep, baby, sleep, thy Father guards the sheep

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[Sleep, baby, sleep!]

Appears in 7 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Incipit: 32211 35544 3144 Used With Text: North German Cradle Song
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[Sleep, baby, sleep]

Appears in 3 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Tune Sources: North German lullaby Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 32215 33221 54422 Used With Text: Sleep, Baby, Sleep
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[Sleep, baby, sleep!]

Composer: Carrie B. Adams Appears in 1 hymnal Matching Instances: 1 Incipit: 52343 55552 3435 Used With Text: Sleep, Baby, Sleep

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North German Cradle Song

Hymnal: The Chapel Hymnal #S13a (1899) First Line: Sleep, baby, sleep! Languages: English Tune Title: [Sleep, baby, sleep!]
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Sleep, Baby, Sleep

Hymnal: Songs for Children #14 (1916) First Line: Sleep, baby, sleep! Languages: English Tune Title: [Sleep, baby, sleep!]

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Ferdinand F. Buermeyer

1847 - 1934 Person Name: Ferd. F. Buermeyer Author of "Cradle Song" in Primary School Carols

Anonymous

Translator of "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" in The Cyber Hymnal In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

Luise Reichardt

1779 - 1826 Person Name: Louise Reichardt Composer of "[Sleep, baby, sleep! Thy Father guards the sheep]" in Primary School Carols Caroline Luise Reichardt Germany 1779-1826. Born in Berlin to middle class parents and musical composers, she received some formal education and musical training from her father and his friends, but also was self-taught. Her grandfather was Konzertmeister, and her father was Kapellmeister at the court of Frederick, the Great. Louise was musical and had a good voice. She played piano and sang. In 1800 four of her own compositions were published along with a collection of her father’s songs. The Reichardts entertained well-known literary figures of the day. She later used poetry from Phillip Ludwig Achim von Arnim in a collection of 12 songs she composed. In 1809 she settled in Hamburg, Germany, where she made a living as a singing teacher and composed music. She also organized and directed a women’s chorus. She did behind-the-scenes conducting of music when she could. She was known for her untiring efforts in the production of Handel choral works, translating and preparing texts and choruses to be conducted by male counterparts. She also translated the Latin works of Hasse and Graun into German. She played a significant role in the formation of the German choral movement, a driving force in 19th century musical nationalism. She composed 75+ songs and choral pieces in various styles and accompaniments. Her husband-to-be, Friedrich August Eschen, died suddenly on the eve before their wedding. Her second husband-to-be, a painter, Franz Gareis, also died before their wedding. She died at Hamburg, Germany. John Perry



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