Lullabies are pieces of music intended to be sung or played to children. The most traditional use of lullabies is to put infants to sleep. As a result, they are traditionally simple, soothing, and repetitive. Though they can be traced to ancient times, they also found a place in western musical tradition. The term 'berceuse' is commonly used as a denomination for art music pieces which are basically instrumental lullabies. Berceuses are usually written in 6/8, making use of simple harmonies.
|Berceuse||Georges Bizet||Voice(s) and Piano||Romantic|
|Berceuse du petit soldat blessé, Op. 156||Cécile Chaminade||Piano||Early 20th Century|
|Berceuse, Op. 16||Gabriel Fauré||Violin||Romantic|
|Berceuse, Op. 57||Frédéric Chopin||Piano||Romantic|