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Come to me in my dreams

composer
November 1906
author of text

 
Come to me in my dreams is the first of several poems by Matthew Arnold set by Bridge. The poem was probably written in the autumn of 1850; in that summer Arnold had seen his engagement to his future wife Frances Lucy Wightman forbidden by her father and they were only able to renew their correspondence at the end of the year. This implies more sincerity in the poem than some critics have allowed, and Bridge has made a convincing romantic song out of it.

from notes by Michael Pilkington © 1997

Recordings

Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

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Track 20 on CDD22071 CD1 [3'35] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

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