A Dream 2:110:00 / 2:11
Dedicated to my friend, bass-baritone extraordinaire Kerry Wilkerson, A Dream is a setting of Edgar Allan Poe's poem of the same name. Written as a sonnet, the text expresses a profound yearning for a love long lost. It is, at once, emotive and melancholic.
In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed—
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.
Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?
That holy dream—that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
A lonely spirit guiding.
What though that light, thro' storm and night,
So trembled from afar—
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth's day-star?
YEAR OF COMPOSITION
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Bass-Baritone & Piano
Medium-High Voice & Piano
US: J.W. Pepper
World: J.W. Pepper
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