Composer:   Gjendine Slålien
Arranger:   Gunnar Eriksson
Publisher:   Bo Ejeby Forlag
Edition:   1088 (
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Angela Broeker
University of St. Thomas 2009
R&R Chair College & University

Gunnar Eriksson’s affinity for ostinati is displayed beautifully in this setting of a Swedish lullaby. The haunting nine-bar melody, sung by the soprano then alto, is accompanied by sparse, ostinato patterns in the other voices. Works well when paired with Eriksson’s “To the Mothers of Brazil” (Walton Music HL08501635)