Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Joyce Eilers
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   40204023
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Sue Gilsdorf
Stillwater Junior High School 2010
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

This simple 3-part arrangement can be sung accompanied or a cappella. Because it doesn’t rely on piano accompniment, it’s easy to change the key to fit changing-voice boys. The text talks wistfully about dreams becoming reality and is very appropriate for this age of student without being cheesy. Because the harmonies make so much sense, it’s a great sight-reading piece. Dreamer works well as concert music, but I often use it as a “final test” piece with small groups of students who learn it independently to perform at the end of the semester as a summative assessment.