When Daydreams End

I have uploaded another recording performed at a graduate recital at the University of Northern Colorado. Garrett Hope composed this piece for a men’s quartet. The process of writing this poem was a challenge as Garrett already had the idea to write choral music for a translation of Victor Hugo’s “Tomorrow at Daybreak” but the translator wouldn’t grant permission to use the words in the piece.  So, Garrett asked if I could write something that would fit the music. So, as Mary Oliver suggests, I did my best Victor Hugo imitation. I tried to write a poem that sounded syllabically and tonally similar, but still portraying an image from my own journey. Click on the link below to listen, comments are welcome.

When Daydreams End
When Daydreams End


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