Soprano and Piano
Text: Sephestia’s Lullabye by Robert Greene
Duration: ca. 4 minutes
Publisher: C. F. Peters Corporation, Edition Peters 67525
Sephestia’s Song to Her Child is a setting of an excerpt from the “prose romance” Menaphon, written in 1589 by the English poet Robert Greene. It is sung to a young child by a mother whose husband has been separated from her family by some unfortunate turn of events. The song is dedicated to Christine Schadeberg and Christopher Oldfather, and was premiered by them in April of 1991.