In Dreams When We've Not Met-CL/BSN/PN

Composer: Brown, Stephen

Publisher: Imagine Music

Edition: CMS144


The title of the work comes from a poem by Philip Larkin:

Now, watching the red east expand,

I wonder love can have already set

In dreams, when we've not met

More times than I can number on one hand.

The melody should sound suitably wistful. Then, after a rhythmic, ostinato-based interlude, the second there is a big romantic line for the bassoon, to give that instrument the (all-too-rare) opportunity to show off its lyrical strength.