Come Away to Dreaming Town (voice and piano)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dreamin' Town
(1881-1946) Charles Wakefield Cadman from Johnstown, Pennsylvania played a large role in the American Folk movement. He studied harmony, theory, and orchestration with Luigi von Kunits and Emil Paur. In 1917, he lived in California and in 1924, received a Doctorate in Music at the University of Southern California. Cadman served as a music critic for the Pittsburgh Dispatch and performed as an accompanist and conductor at the start of his career before turning his attention to composition. His opera Shanewis (1918) was the first work on an American theme to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera, and the first to be successful enough to have repeat performances the following year.
Wakefield Cadman, Charles, "Come Away to Dreaming Town (voice and piano)" (1828). Dunbar Music Archive. 117.