Beautiful Dreamer

  • arrangement of the Stephen Foster song for choir SATB

  • Duration flexible

Words

by Stephen Foster

this arrangement was made for the Walbrook Singers, 2006

this work is published by Norsk Musikforlag (NMO 12228, ISMN M-065-11295-4) but can also be ordered direct from the arranger: price GBP 1.40

Text

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day,
Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!
Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
List while I woo thee with soft melody;
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea
Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.
Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

(Stephen Foster, 1826-1864)

Categories

choral - mixed voices unaccompanied.