This is traditional Russian song telling of a fairy Domovoy, a friendly fellow who sleeps behind the stove and protects the family from harm. He places his hands over the sleepy eyes of the children and closes them. Matthew S. Baier, composer and classical guitarist in Nyack, NY arranged this song for me in the style of the medieval period.
The photo to the right is Tricia van Oers playing on Sleep Now and Rest. Holland born, Tricia has performed with the New York Ensemble for Early Music, the Long Island Baroque Ensemble, and Bard College to name a few.
Learn more about my brand new CD “I Am Sleepy!” here.