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Monday, February 21, 2011

THE JOY OF THE GIFT OF A VOICE ~ BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

THE JOY OF EXPERIENCING THIS VOICE IS BEYOND THE COMMON

Often, I need moments that touch my soul deeply while lifting me.

Every day, if possible, I need moments like I get while listening to Brian Stokes Mitchell singing,"sculpting", making art out of this song. And the lyrics are great even without his delivery. However, Mr. Stokes takes this composition and turns it into musical, soulful art.

Thank goodness, he chose to be a singer.

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This song is special, but I have never heard it done better than by Brian Stokes Mitchell and it is delivered anew each time I have heard him sing The Impossible Dream.
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The Impossible Dream as sung at Ted Kennedy's Celebration Ceremony August 28, 2009 at the Kennedy Library.
This misses the first three lines ~
To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow

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To see and hear the entire song as Mr. Mitchell sang it at Edward "Ted" Kennedy's memorial service, you may click on this link and slide it to the 2:20:40 mark: tedkennedy.org/pages/video_celebration_of_life_memorial_service

The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, when speaking at a college on the Northeast, displays how The Impossible Dream, from the Broadway show Man of La Mancha, is musically written with peaks and valleys, just as the character sings about. Uploaded by

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