A lullaby is a soothing song, usually sung to chilren before they go to sleep. They originated in England in the late 1300s. The idea is that the song sung by a familiar and beautiful voice will lull the child to sleep. Lullabies written by established classical composers are often given the form-name berceuse, which is French for lullaby, or cradle song.

Trivia about lullaby

  • A soft song for a child going to sleep
  • It's the name of the familiar Brahms composition heard here
  • A cradle song(7)
  • A French term for a "rocking chair", berceuse is also a synonym for this type of piece often sung softly while rocking

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