Dream of the Return
by Pat Metheny
Brass Band - Sheet Music

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SKU: BT.NNS9790261709972

Composed by Pat Metheny and Pedro Aznar. Arranged by Ray Farr. Set (Score & Parts). Composed 2015. Norsk Noteservice #NNS9790261709972. Published by Norsk Noteservice (BT.NNS9790261709972).

Dream of the Return is one of the tracks on Pat Metheny’s album of 1989 “Letter from Home”.

The CD recording is remarkable for its variety, imagination and musical artistry, and the combining of Latin American rhythms with jazz harmonyproduces magical results especially with Pat Metheny’s guitar playing.

While most tracks on the CD are instrumental, this song stands out because of its beautiful lyrics (by Pedro Aznar) which, roughly translated, are:

I tossed a poemto the sea that took my questions and my voice.

Like a sinking ship it was lost in the waves.

I begged it not to return without having seen the open sea

And in my dreams, show me what it had seen.

Even if it did notcomeback I would know that it had journeyed.

Floating all the time on calm or stormy seas

Even though some safe haven waits.

I waited long for its answer and almost gave up hope,

And with a yearning voice I cried desperatelyto the heavens.

Much later, somehow, it was washed ashore like an answered prayer.Now the rolling sea beats in my veins and sets my heart free.