In Time of Silver Rain, from Hold Fast to Dreams (1998)
Text by Langston Hughes
Music by Dave Brubeck
SATB and Children’s Choir, accompanied (with optional ORFF percussion arr. by Sue Ellen Page)
This wonderful piece by Dave Brubeck is part of a series of titles taken from his larger work, “Hold Fast to Dreams.” Brubeck, in his world-famous musical style, has brought to life the powerful poetic text by Langston Hughes. In the world today, where we dream of a world of peace and harmony, the pieces are a joy to every soul that hears them. Although this work is a bit challenging, Brubeck does a wonderful job of making contemporary music accessible to choirs.
Commissioned by the Trenton Children’s Chorus and The Choirs of Children and Youth of Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ. Sue Ellen Page, conductor.