Wednesday, July 31, 2013

HAYLEY WESTENRA’s Gift for the Royal Baby

“Sleep On” from Hayley’s new album “Hushabye” ---

Composed for the Royal Couple’s Newborn Baby Boy



July 24, 2013 --- Congratulatory messages are flooding in from around the world to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son, the third in line to the throne (From BBC UK). In line with the celebration, the biggest selling classical artist of the 21st century Hayley Westenra has teamed up with royal wedding composer Paul Mealor for an album of lullabies dedicated to Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s newborn.


The track Sleep On (Listen here: from Westenra’s latest album “Hushabye” was specially written by Paul Mealor and world renowned composer Brendan Graham (lyricist for ‘You Raise Me Up’). Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge personally chose Mealor’s music for their wedding back in 2011. Westenra, who has performed for the Prince of Wales, said: "Paul and I got together to work on a song called Sleep On in honour of William and Kate's new arrival as it's such a joyous occasion which we can all celebrate."


Hushabye”, released under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), comprises a careful selection of music that will calm and soothe both children and adults alike. Westenra’s voice compliments the considered orchestration, with acoustic guitar, piano, flute and warm strings, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This album includes bedtime favourites such as Hushabye Mountain and Twinkle Twinkle, alongside timeless classics that reach beyond the realm of lullabies, like Dream A Little Dream of Me and All Through the Night.


“Sleep On” Lyrics


The world out there

The heavens all to sleep

And I am here

A watch with you to keep


Sleep on... sleep on... sleep deep and sleep strong

Sleep on... sleep on... the road of life is long

I whisper a prayer, may your path be clear

Sleep on


May you be wise

In answer to your call

May you still rise

If ever you should fall


Sleep  on... sleep on... sleep deep and  sleep strong

Sleep on... sleep on... the road of life is long

I whisper a prayer, may your path be clear

Sleep on… sleep on... sleep on!



HAYLEY WESTENRA’s "HUSHABYE" is now available in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked or online via iTunes or Smart Music | For more information about this release, visit  
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