“Her voice is gently complimented by a carefully considered orchestration, with acoustic guitar, piano, flute and warm strings, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility…”
Free and flattering tranquility is what we need after the epic news of the Royal birth. And what better news could we have than that of “Kiwi superstar” Hayley Westenra giving her latest CD gratis to every baby born on the same day as the Royal toddler?
My Woogling suggests that’s more than 800 CDs.
“Hayley – who has sold over four million albums in her career and holds the accolade of the fastest selling debut classical album of all time– is known for her passion for children, and was one of the youngest ever ambassadors for UNICEF,” the release press said.
And: “Embraced by Hayley’s beautiful tones, ‘Hushabye’ contains a special selection of songs, clinically proven to calm and soothe listeners of all ages.”
“I have a pure sounding voice, which has apparently helped a lot of parents get their children settled, so I had faith I was up to the challenge,” said Hayley.
Not forgetting: “Hayley has dedicated ‘Hushabye’ to all new parents and babies the world over, and it contains the new song, Sleep On, which has been specially written for the Royal Baby by the “UK’s favourite living composer” Paul Mealor, with the lyrics provided by 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 in 2011, so ‘Hushabye’ is the perfect accompanying gift to celebrate the Royal Couple’s new arrival.”