Dream Sequence, Op. 224

Grade 6

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

Krenek’s note in the preface to the score states,

The title Dream Sequence hints at the imagery that may loosely be associated with the music. It does not mean that the music describes any particular dreams or narrates any story. Nightmare and Pleasant Dreams indicate the general character of the music. Puzzle is a strictly constructed serial piece (perhaps the result of a sleepless night than of any dream...). The last movement is evocative of the sentiments that accompany the familiar Dream About Flying.

In analysis, tonality or pitch is secondary to texture, tessitura, rhythm, dynamics, and timbre. Joan Tower’s terminology for analysis in determining energy lines and space or dimension seems most appropriate.