I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
By Michael William Balfe / arr. Frank Erickson
Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts
Grade: 2 (Easy)
An Irish Ballad
Although not widely known, the ballad I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls, from Michael Balfe's opera The Bohemian Girl, has found its way into some recent recordings by Irish folk singers. The melody and harmonies are quite simple in style: this, in addition to Balfe's heritage, could account for its Irish folk-song quality.