Hold Fast to Dreams

Hold Fast to Dreams

March 15, 2024

Inspired by the poem by Langston Hughes, Hold Fast to Dreams is a work for piano and violin, performed by Carlos Simon and Randall Goosby. The recording is part of the deluxe edition of Randall's album Roots.

About the Album

An iconic poem by Langston Hughes, and the inspiration behind one of Carlos' song cycles, this movement of the piece was initially written for mezzo-soprano. In this recording, Randall exquisitely emulates the sound of the human voice to convey the beautiful truth in this timeless poem:

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Carlos Simon