Animal Requiem, composed by Rachel Fuller, arranged by Martin Batchelar. 2018.

Animal Requiem. Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Choir of London. Composer Rachel Fuller: “I composed the Animal Requiem for all of us who have lost a much beloved pet – the pain we feel is equal to the love we felt for them. With this music, I honour and remember all the animals I have loved and lost. All their lives have had an extraordinary impact on mine and I am forever grateful. The requiem has been created for every person who is passionate about animal welfare, who believes in a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion, and that each and every life is a valuable one.”

Songs and Lullabies on Love, Death, Birth, and Hope

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), music and lyrics by Billy Joel. 1993.

During his interview on Inside the Actor’s Studio, Billy Joel said that he wrote his song, Lullabye, to answer questions his daughter Alexa posed about death, as well as about her parent’s impending divorce. Featured on his River of Dreams album, it is a slow, haunting reassurance and meditation on a father’s love for his daughter. Added 5/7/20.

updated May 7, 2020