I Dream a World


Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

“The famous text by Langston Hughes is set to a beautiful melody with a dramatic buildup midway emphasizing the powerful meaning herein. Suitable for all ages of treble choirs; some unison, some 2 part, and some 4 part writing.” — Santa Barbara Music Publishing web site


Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
SBMP 613 SSAA, piano 3:00 $2.05 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.com/files/audio_samples/I%20Dream%20a%20World.mp3 Santa Barbara Music Press
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SBMP 736 SATB, piano 3:00 $1.95 Santa Barbara Music Press
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I Dream a World

I dream a world where man

No other man will scorn,

Where love will bless the earth

And peace its paths adorn

I dream a world where all

Will know sweet freedom's way,

Where greed no longer saps the soul

Nor avarice blights our day.

A world I dream where black or white,

Whatever race you be,

Will share the bounties of the earth

And every man is free,

Where wretchedness will hang its head

And joy, like a pearl,

Attends the needs of all mankind-

Of such I dream, my world!


I Dream a World, by Joan Szymko