Dear Sara Lily,
This lullaby was written for you, to celebrate your first Christmas, the Christmas three months before your birth.
|Crane Trust, Wood River NE
This lullaby was my Christmas, 2009 gift to you. The baby born on the very first Christmas slept near animals on a mattress of hay. Jesus’ mother, Mary, wrapped him in strips of cloths and laid him in a manger, the animals feeding trough. He may have been serenaded by sheep or donkeys or oxen.
I hope you never outgrow lullabies. I hope you find wonder in the wild and beautiful songs just outside your window. I hope you grow to love the Creator who writes these songs in the hearts of his creatures and who then chose to become that Christmas baby.
From the album “Silly or Celebratory – Songs for Sara Lily” this video is scrolling playback of the song. Pizzicato strings imitate the vocalizations of sandhill cranes. Put headphones on and they will fly right over your head, moving from ear to ear.
Click here for the original Sandhill Cranes Lullaby Sara Lily video (music overlaid on slides).
You can get print (PDF) and/or digital (MusicXML™) sheet music for Sandhill Cranes Lullaby.
|Click here for print sheet music (lead sheet format).
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(MusicXML™ is the standard open format for sharing digital sheet music.