Cradle Songs

Each of these lullabies is dedicated to a composer whose music brought me comfort as a child: Iranian composer Javad Maroufi, whose piano music my mother played on the piano; Mother Goose, whose lilting rhymes often lulled me to sleep; and Brahms, whose famous Wiegenlied (“Cradle Song”) played on my bedside music box.


  • For two violins
  • Category: Chamber Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2024
  • Duration: 10'
  • Commissioner: Sunkiss'd Mozart
  • Tags: Family, Iranian Culture, Poetry, Western Music History
  • Movements:
    • I. To Maroufi
    • II. To Mother Goose
    • III. To Brahms
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  • 16 JUN 2024
  • Cradle Songs - Premiere
  • Sunkiss'd Mozart
  • Carmel Valley, CA
  • Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu & Ruben Rengel, violins