Winter Daydreams, Op. 60a (Louie Madrid Calleja)

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  • (Posted 2009-09-23)  CPDL #19989:     
Editor: Louie Madrid Calleja (submitted 2009-08-16).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 168 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Winter Daydreams, Op. 60a
Composer: Louie Madrid Calleja

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: It is a piece about the peacefulness of winter and how such atmosphere can spark random thoughts and a sense of nostalgia. The opening reflects on the tactile - landscapes, snow, ice - as well as the melancholy and loneliness some feel during this season. A serenade in the form of a madrigal, the second section fittingly quotes the opening two measures of Dvorak's "Serenade for Strings, Op. 22."

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Original text and translations

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Winter Daydreams
(by: Louie Madrid Calleja)

White landscapes, falling snow,
Remnants of a fading year.
I sit and watch the icicles perched on my window sill.

Branches brushing against the pane,
Branches brushing against my pane.
Mocking me.

Are they waving at me?
Children scattered on the streets,
Making snow angels.

Where is my snow angel?
The lights that flicker in the night sky
Remind me of my angel's eyes.

Your eyes that shine in the night,
Those eyes as bright as an angel's,
Those stars that shine so bright,
They fill my world,
With you.

Lights that flicker in the night,
Give voice proclaim the beauty of the winter season
As they light the white landscapes,
Falling snow, remnants of a fading year.

(Thanks to you, my winter star.)

White landscapes, falling snow,
Remnants of a fading year.