Three Lullabies for Deirdre (1998)

Programme Note: John Buckley

1. Floating Gently
2. Dreamily
3. Gently Rocking

Three Lullabies for Deirdre was written in 1989 for the eleventh birthday of my daughter. The three short movements are very straightforward in form and style:
Floating Gently - gradually unfolds from the opening arpeggio figures.
Dreamily - combines a chorale-like theme with more spiky interjections.
Gently rocking - the principal motif is a jazz-tinged melodic line.