By John Wood
Gold Award Winners
Dream a Dream, by Mary Stahl, Jibber Records, 2003; $15 CD; www.cdbaby.com. Twenty-one original and traditional lullabies from around the world, beautifully performed and produced.
Island Dreams: Songs and Lullabies Carried On the Wind, Koto World, 2004; $15 CD; www.kotoworld.com. Gentle songs and lullabies, produced to sound as though they're floating on a warm breeze.
The Lullaby Collection, The Music Class Inc., 2000; $15 CD; www.themusicclass.com. The true meaning of lullaby, this one is sure to "lull" the baby to sleep.
Honors Award Winners
Daddy's Lullabies, Twin Sisters Productions, 2004; $12.99 CD; www.twinsisters.com; for newborns to 5 years. Lullabies with the daddy in mind: 12 gentle, familiar songs to "listen and learn" then instrumentally repeated to "sing and bond."
Little Yogis Daydream, by Wai Lana, Wai Lana Productions, 2004; $14.95; www.wailana.com; for all ages. This CD will help you and your child totally relax.
Lullaby Classics - A Soothing Collection of Music for Bedtime, The Baby Einstein Company, 2004; $6.98 CD; www.babyeinstein.com; for all ages. I put this classical-music lullaby recording on determined to stay awake. I didn't.
Mommy's Lullabies, Twin Sisters Productions, 2004; $12.99 CD; www.twinsisters.com; for newborn to age 5. Lullabies with the mommy in mind: 12 gentle, familiar songs to "listen and learn" then instrumentally repeated to "sing and bond."
Sleep, My Baby, Sleep - Lullabies and Classical Piano Pieces, by Elena Riabinina, 2003; $12.99; www.cdbaby.com/cd/elenar; for newborns to age 3. This recording includes lullabies written by the artist, as well as classical piano pieces.
Sweet Dreams - Lullabies For Guitar, by Nina Gerber, Goatscape Music, 2003; $15 CD; www.ninagerber.com; for all ages. The guitar is a wondrous soothing instrument and in the gentle hands of a virtuoso, can put even the savage beast to sleep.
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See also: NAPPA 2003: Music