Charlotte Bray’s Bring Me All Your Dreams with receive its German Premiere on Sunday 8 March at Blackmore’s Musikzimmer in Berlin by Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim.
The piece was commissioned by Snape Maltings for the Aldeburgh Festival and premiered on 10 June 2019 by Pierre-Laurent Aimard at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and is written in memory of Oliver Knussen and for my son Caio, who entered the world just a few months after Olly suddenly, sadly and unexpectedly made his exit.
The piece seeks to mimic the imaginings within the dream of a newborn child. The music floats and dances with tiny flutters and fleeting smiles, moving rapidly through various states of a luminous, secret world. The title Bring Me All Your Dreams is taken from the poem, The Dream Keeper, by Langston Hughes. The ‘heart melodies’ wrapped ‘in a blue cloud-cloth, away from the too-rough fingers of the world’ describe exactly the newborn’s dreaming I write about- innocent, inventive, playful and curious. Echoes of Olly’s Ophelia’s Last Dance pervade the work, hauntingly yet affectionately.
Composers Edition is proud to present Bring Me All Your Dreams available for perusal and purchase through our website, as well as other works by Charlotte Bray.