Bringers - (2015)    

Carl Sandburg

medium voice and piano


Cover me over
In dusk and dust and dreams.

Cover me over
And leave me alone.

Cover me over,
You tireless, great.

Hear me and cover me,
Bringers of dusk and dust and dreams.

1 page, circa 1' 30"


 The text is part of Sandburg's collection, Cornhuskers (1918).  For other settings of Sandburg's texts, click here .



A succession of minor chords related by common tones collapse into a gentle dissonance to introduce the long arches of the vocal lines delivering these short statements.



The score for Bringers is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.