William Blake's 'Songs of Innocence', published in 1879, consists of a series of poems describing the innocence and joy of the natural world. To fully appreciate these beauties, Blake advocates that man needs a closer relationship with God. The text for 'Sweet Dreams' is taken from a selection of verses of one of these poems.
David W. Jepson is a Manchester-based musician. As a composer and arranger, his output ranges from orchestral to choral music. He has had many performances on national radio of carols, anthems, secular songs and pop-choral arrangements. He travels widely, throughout Britain and abroad, working as a lecturer, examiner and adjudicator.