By Aldo Thomas Ceresa
Banker Street. C.M.
A C major fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2008.
Text from Elizabeth Singer Rowe, c.1696.
This tune is named for a street that straddles the Williamsburg and Greenpoint sections of Brooklyn. (Much like North Fourth, the genesis of this tune occurred while I was walking down a street in my neighborhood.) This tune was sung by the The Art Mob in their Spring, 2010 concerts.
Before the rosy dawn of day,
To thee, my God, I'll sing;
Awake, my soft and tuneful lyre
Awake, each charming string.
And, as the gloomy night returns,
Or smiling day renews,
Thy constant goodness still my soul
With all thy grace pursues.