Sailors & Dreamers : It's Time to Feel Alright Now
for voice and chamber ensemble / voice and piano (2009)

Duration
ca. 5 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
C#4 – C#5

Publisher
Biscardi Music Press: No. B48-09-1 (available on request)

Notes
IT'S TIME TO FEEL ALRIGHT NOW
Head out.
It's time.
Pull back from shore.
Ready to sail
bright and early
before
stars are gone.

Start a new way
holding moments
of cities
and past days.
Lovers are loving
and
Birds and beasts
Are seen
dancing
With ease and grace
To music only they hear.

It's time to feel alright now.

Start a new way.
Move quickly.
Here's to the
life
of sailors
and dreamers
who live without fear
far from shore.

The moon stays the same.
Poets are singing
music is playing
Memories are passing.
The map shows new land.

It's time to feel alright now.
Start a new way.

It's time to feel alright now.
It's time
             time

It's time to feel alright now.
Start a new way
                           new way
The song may be performed with either solo piano or with chamber ensemble.


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