Sailors & Dreamers : You've Been On My Mind
for voice and chamber ensemble / voice and piano (2007)

Duration
2 min.

Premiere
World Premiere [Ensemble Version]
William Ferguson, voice
Sequitur
Paul Hostetter, conductor

19 September 2011
Merkin Concert Hall
New York City

World Premiere [Voice and Piano Version, complete]
Dennis Tobenski, voice
Marc Peloquin, piano

9 October 2015
In Time's Unfolding: The Poetry of Chester Biscardi
Presented by KeyedUp Music Project
Tenri Cultural Institute
New York City

Premiere [Voice and Piano Version, excerpt]
27 November 2007
As encore: Judith Bettina, soprano / James Goldsworthy, piano
Contrasts in Sound; Reisinger Concert Hall, Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

Text
Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan

Range
A3 – C#5

Publisher
Biscardi Music Press No. B48-07-1 (available on request)

Notes
YOU'VE BEEN ON MY MIND
Time flies by
and
days disappear.
But my dear friend
you're always near.

You've been on my mind
All the talks
even by phone
All the nights
one sits alone.
Say
remember dancing
the jokes
and the words
Telling each other
the real things said
that move around
in one's dizzy head
Plans for tomorrow
lost loves today
but who knows
we both say
we both say
You've been on my mind
The song may be performed with either solo piano or with chamber ensemble.


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