Brahms’ Lullaby (string quartet)
Title: Brahms’ Lullaby
Composer: Johannes Brahms, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: One of Brahms’ best-known lieder, the Wiegenlied (literally “cradle song”) is perfect for use as a gentle prelude or musical meditation. This setting preserves the syncopated accompaniment of the original. In the second verse the melody is given to the viola.