The song cycle perchance to dream…, setting texts dealing with sleep and dreams for soprano and small chamber orchestra, was composed toward the end of Peter Boyer’s period of formal graduate studies, and served as his DMA composition project, prior to embarking on a professional composing career.
solo soprano; 1.1.1(=bcl).1—18.104.22.168—perc(1)—pft—strings
Book of Psalms; Walt Whitman; Noam Chomsky; William Shakespeare; Emily Brontë
– Premiered by Kerry Walsh and the Oregon Mozart Players, Andrew Massey, conductor, November 4 & 5, 2000
– Broadcast on KWAX, Eugene, December 2000
– Recorded by Ursula Kleinecke and a Studio Chamber Orchestra, Peter Boyer, conductor, November 30, 2002
– Alternate version for soprano, wind quintet and percussion performed by Christine Melson and New Voices, Peter Boyer, conductor, March 18, 1995