Dream Angus is an old Scottish folk song, the origins of which cannot be traced. Numerous groups have portrayed the song as a lullaby, most notably Annie Lennox. Angus is the purveyor of dreams and the song is sung to children (bairns) at night time to quieten them before sleep. There is also a hymn with the same tune but very different words. This arrangement should be played with continued legato throughout and with as much feeling as the ensemble can give. Care should be taken with the comma breaks - not all need the slight rallentando and a tempo, some are merely breath marks. When playing, always remember this is a lullaby.