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Life and Afterlife: Four Elegies for Soprano and Orchestra: III. Dreams (3:30)

The Couple:
When we were young, We shared our dreams.
How long ago Yesterday seems.
Time was infinite then, But now Time has
Passed too quickly, flown too quickly by.

Wonderful dreams: Much we have done.
Bittersweet dreams: Much unbegun.
Dreams till Death do us part, But now Life has
Moved so swiftly, gone so swiftly by.


What is the goal Of our existence?
It is to love, Without resistance,
All our Universe brings till the end of Time.

Our love is true,
Forever to

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Right Brain: "This movement was completed in October 2004 in Lawrence, Kansas, but it seems a little rough around the edges. What gives?"

Left Brain: "The feeling of incompleteness was my attention, let me assure you. Life is replete with unfinished and unrealized dreams, but also much joy if we know how to embrace it. Although life sometimes seems overwhelming, love will triumph. Perhaps surprisingly, the soprano has a subsidiary rôle in this movement, and in one section she accompanies the orchestra rather than vice versa."

Right Brain: "For a movement entitled Dreams, it doesn't sound too dreamy. But these are the dreams of our life's aspirations, not of our sleep. Lots of times, our aspirations don't turn out as we'd hope they would. But life is more about the journey than the destination anyway. "

Left Brain: "To quote William Shakespeare: 'We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.' Mortal life is brief and moves in ways far more mysterious that we can imagine. Happiness can be attained only if we love Life unconditionally, and then we are rewarded with the Afterlife."

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II. Nocturnal Procession (6:00)
III. Dreams (3:30)
IV. Farewell (8:50)
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II. Andante cantabile (5:00)
III. Intermezzo & Anthem (5:00)
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II. Scherzo: Allegro (3:30)
III. Romanze (5:10)
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