Dream Variations (choral score)

for SATB chorus, flute, viola, harp and organ (2008)

Choral Score

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by Andrea Clearfield


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Perusal Score


22 min


February 22, 2009
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Master Chorale
The Debussy Trio
Christoph Bull, organ
Grant Gershon, music director


Commissioned by The Debussy Trio


SATB chorus, flute, viola, harp, organ


I. The Negro Speaks of Rivers
II. Sun Song
III. Daybreak in Alabama

Program Notes

Dream Variations was commissioned by The Debussy Trio and premiered by Debussy Trio and the Los Angeles Master Chorale with Christoph Bull, organist, Grant Gershon, conductor at Disney Hall, Los Angeles on February 22, 2009. The work is set to 3 poems by Langston Hughes that speak of past, present and future dreaming beginning with images of sleep and sunset and ending with the possibility of a new dawn. The music is inspired by Hughes’ evocative opposing images and the innate musicality of his verse. Instrumental solos for the organ and the trio separate the three choral movements.

— Andrea Clearfield