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Hushabye / Hayley Westenra

Hayley Westenra
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001884702   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

New Zealand superstar Hayley Westenra’s new album will be released on 17th June and is dedicated to the Royal Baby and new parents everywhere. ‘Hushabye’ comprises a careful selection of music that will calm and soothe both children and adults alike. Her voice compliments the considered orchestration, with acoustic guitar, piano, flute and warm strings, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This album includes bedtime favourites such as Hushabye Mountain and Twinkle Twinkle, alongside timeless classics that reach beyond the realm of lullabies, like Dream A Little Dream Of Me and All Through The Night.

Hayley has performed regularly to royalty the world over, so has dedicated ‘Hushabye’ to the imminent arrival of
Read more the Royal Baby. One track ‘Sleep On’ has been specially written by the “nation’s favourite living composer” Paul Mealor, with the lyrics provided by world renowned composer Brendan Graham (lyricist for ‘You Raise Me Up’). Their Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge personally chose Mealor’s music for their wedding in 2011, so ‘Hushabye’ is the perfect accompanying gift to celebrate the Royal Couple’s new arrival.

Hayley – who has sold over four million albums in her career and holds the accolade of the biggest selling classical album of the 21st century – is known for her passion for children’s wellbeing. As one of the youngest ever ambassadors for UNICEF, she raises awareness of the desperate situations faced by innumerable children around the world. She has supported several educational projects, such as providing bikes for children in Ghana, enabling them to attend school and find a better future.

Trackist:
(1) Pretty Little Horses
(2) Hushabye Mountain
(3) Dream A Little Dream
(4) Sleep On
(5) Twinkle Twinkle
(6) Go To Sleep
(7) Brahms Lullaby
(8) Goodnight My Angel
(9) All Through The Night
(10) Baby Mine
(11) Hine E Hine
(12) When At Night
(13) Stay Awake Read less

Sound Samples

Pretty Little Horses
Hushabye Mountain
Dream A Little Dream
Sleep On
Twinkle Twinkle
Go To Sleep
Brahms Lullaby
Goodnight My Angel
All Through The Night
Baby Mine
Hine E Hine
When At Night
Stay Awake

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