"Hold fast To Dreams" is a song by Florence Price setup a city by Langston Hughes. The song is released through classical Vocal Reprints in a 2010 edition entitled Five art Songs, edited by Rae Linda Brown. This song is additionally included in Florence Price: 44 art Songs and also Spirituals, likewise published by classic Vocal Reprints.

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Date: 1945Composer: Florence PriceText: Langston HughesSong Collection: five Art Songs

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Dreamsby Langston Hughes

Hold quick to dreamsFor if desires dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreamsFor when desires goLife is a barren fieldFrozen v snow.

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Florence Price: 5 Art song (Dr. Rae Linda Brown, ed.)

Composer(s): Florence Price

Song(s): 1. Hold rapid to desires (Langston Hughes)Key D significant - d minor2. Travel"s finish (Mary Folwell Hoisington)Key B major (Low voice)3. Come My small Son (Julia Johnson Davis)Key B significant (Medium voice)4. Fantasy in violet (Langston Hughes)Key f minor (Medium voice) 5. Sympathy (Paul Laurence Dunbar)Key E-flat (Medium-High voice) add to a transposed higher key, G major (High voice)

Voice Type: Medium/High

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Florence Price: 44 art Songs and also Spirituals

Composer(s): Florence Price

Song(s): A White rose (John Boyle O"Reilly)An April work (Joseph Cotter)Because (Paul Laurence Dunbar)Beside the Sea (Paul Laurence Dunbar)Bewilderment (Langston Hughes)Dawn"s Awakening (James Joseph Burke)Death"s Gwineter place His Cold Icy Hand top top Me (Spiritual)Feet o" Jesus (Langston Hughes)Four Encore Songs: Tobacco (Graham Lee Hemminger); A Flea and also a fly (Ogden Nash); "Come, come," said Tom"s father (Thomas Moore); song of the open Road (Ogden Nash)Go Down, Moses (Spiritual)God provides Me girlfriend (Nora Connelly)Hold fast to desires (Langston Hughes)I thrived a rose (Paul Laurence Dunbar)I"m Goin" come Lay under My hefty Load (Spiritual)Love-in-a-mist (Mary Rolofson Gamble)My little Soul"s Goin" come Shine (Spiritual)My neighborhood (Paul Laurence Dunbar)My Soul"s been Anchored in de lord (Spiritual)Night (Louise C. Wallace)Out of the southern Blew a Wind (Fannie Carter Woods)Resignation (Florence B. Price)Rise Mourner (Spiritual)Save Me Lord, save Me (Spiritual)Some o" this Days (Spiritual)Song come the Dark Virgin (Langston Hughes)Sunset (Odessa P. Elder)Sympathy (Paul Laurence Dunbar)The Glory of the Day remained in Her face (James Weldon Johnson)The Moon leg (Mary Rolofson Gamble)The Poet and also His song (Paul Laurence Dunbar)The Washerwoman (Otto Leland Bohanan)To My tiny Son (Julia Johnson Davis)Travel"s finish (Mary Folwell Hoisington)Trouble excellent Come My way (Florence B. Price)Two timeless Negro Spirituals: ns am Bound for the Kingdom; I"m Workin" on mine Buildin"We have Tomorrow (Langston Hughes)Weary Traveler (Spiritual)What"s the usage (Paul Laurence Dunbar)Words because that a spiritual ("Capricorn")You Won"t find a male Like Jesus (Spiritual)

Voice Type: Medium/High

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