Sailors & Dreamers : I Dance the Tango
for voice and chamber ensemble / voice and piano (2010)

Duration
ca. 2 ½ 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]
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

Text
Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan

Range
C4 – D#5

Publisher
Biscardi Music Press No. B48-10-1 (available on request)

Notes
I DANCE THE TANGO
I dance the tango
like I always did
I twist my body
the steps are long
I hold my head straight
I still look good
I dance the tango
like I always did
I like the bull fights
I smoke cigars
the hour's coming
for all new things
the joke's on me then

hold me tight
I'm still alive you see

oh glorious thing
the clock is moving
I love to lose control
I love to lose
I love to see
the clock is moving
catch it

             quick
The song may be performed with either solo piano or with chamber ensemble.


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