April and the Sun


A richly harmonic setting that considers the landscape of dreams – both empty and fulfilled.


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Published by NDSU Challey School of Music Choral Series.


Voicing: SATB a cappella

Level: 3

Duration: 2:40

To see perusal score, please contact Jocelyn.


Hagen’s poignant “April and the Sun,” an intimate setting of a lesser-known Sara Teasdale poem, contemplates happiness and fulfillment among a mixture of emotions. Singers will enjoy the strong melody and beautiful chords in this homophonic setting in which the text takes center stage.




You took my empty dreams
And filled them every one
With tenderness and nobleness,
April and the sun.


The old empty dreams
Where my thoughts would throng
Are far too full of happiness
To even hold a song.


Oh, the empty dreams were dim
And the empty dreams were wide,
They were sweet and shadowy houses
Where my thoughts could hide.


But you took my dreams away
And you made them all come true —
My thoughts have no place now to play,
And nothing now to do.


– Sara Teasdale

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