Once When I Was Very Young, from Four New England Pieces

Lyrics by Michael Brubeck, adapted by John Jenney
Music by Dave Brubeck

Mixed Voices, SATB, a capella

A Note from the Composer

by Dave Brubeck

Childhood memories are evoked in this setting of a poem written by my son, Michael, and adapted by John Jenney. Such nostalgic recollections are common to us all, I think, especially those of us who grew up in small towns. I chose a harmonic setting, which harkens back to the familiar songs of my own youth.
© Dave Brubeck Music

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