Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 May 2015

New lullaby penned for royal baby

Hayley Westenra
Hayley Westenra

The composer who wrote music for the royal wedding has written a lullaby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby, to be sung by classical superstar Hayley Westenra.

Paul Mealor said he has written the tune, Sleep On, because it seemed a natural progression to accompany the next stage of their married life.

Westenra has included the song on a new album of lullabies and a copy is to be sent to the couple to help them through any sleepless nights with their new arrival, due in July, and she has dedicated the album to the royal baby.

Mealor, who also wrote the chart-topping Wherever You Are for the Military Wives choir, was commissioned to write Ubi Caritas for the wedding two years ago which was regarded as one of the musical highlights.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Gemini:

Someone will break a promise to you, which is disappointing. Don't let this setback stop you from crossing the finish line. You may have to submit an entry late or attend the last few minutes of a meeting, but take heart. Rallying in the midst of difficult circumstances will count in your favour. Someone else may get a job or scholarship, but you'll be in the running for the next opportunity. In the meantime, have an alternative plan ready when relying on others for help.More