Sailors & Dreamers : Falling Fast
for voice and chamber ensemble / voice and piano (2010)

Duration
5 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
C#4 – D#5

Publisher
Biscardi Music Press No. B48-10-3 (available on request)

Notes
FALLING FAST
the piano keys
move into space
artists think of white
between
shooting stars
falling
              falling fast
no thoughts or times
are ever lost
but
are recalled

Melting maps
memories

the piano keys move into space
the artist thinks of white
between
              galaxies
falling
              falling

There are other lights
We cannot see
except perhaps
the one
dim star
that comes and goes
              like us

Wars and lovers
Oceans hold
The edge
Stories, people
Times
Right now
Start to find their place

Melting maps     memories
The song may be performed with either solo piano or with chamber ensemble.


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