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I Dream a World (Piano/Choral Score)

I Dream a World (Piano/Choral Score)

Product Number: 7873

Composer: Conte, David

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In his poem I Dream a World, Langston Hughes outlines both a dream-vision, and the conditions that this vision can heal. This setting follows the form of the poem’s four stanzas by setting them to the same music, though subtly varied, and leading to a climactic passage on the words “And joy, like a pearl, attend the needs of all mankind: Of such a world I dream!” Hughes reminds us that joy, like a pearl, is hard-won and rare, but worth the struggle.
The choral parts are lyrical and emotive, with occasional divisi in all parts. Can be done with the piano-four-hands accompaniment that appears in the choral score, or with string orchestra (4-4-3-3-2). Duration: 4:33

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Product Number 7873
Available Editions Piano/Choral Score, 7873Full Score, 7874String Parts, 7875Replacement Parts, 7875A
Composer Conte, David
Text Author Hughes, Langston
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus and String Orchestra or Piano Four-Hands
Season Secular
Character/Topics Justice/Peace/Social Concerns
Difficulty Medium
Language of Text English
Historical Period 21st Century
Recording Credits Piano Version: The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Conductor; Minneapolis, MN; David Trembley, Recording Engineer, Soundmaster Productions
Orchestra Version: Good Company; Amethyst String Ensemble, Cleveland, OH; David Conte, Conductor
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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