1998 (60 mins.)
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Music by Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck has taken the words of the great poet and philosopher Langston Hughes and created a wonderful, upbeat choral work. It can provide a lighter musical moment on even the heaviest concert program.
Commissioned by the Trenton Children’s Chorus and The Choirs for Children and Youth of Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ. Sue Ellen Page, conductor. Premiered October 10, 1998, at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.