The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)



  • Music: Mitch Leigh
    arr. John Leavitt
  • Lyrics / Text: Joe Darion
  • Choral MusicSAB & 3 Part MixedSecularBroadway and Musicals

  • Series: Broadway Choral Series
  • Accompaniment: Piano accompaniment
  • Format: Octavo – Choral
  • Catalog #: 02501046
  • Publisher: Cherry Lane Music Company

  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” is the most popular song from the 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman and is also featured in the 1972 film of the same name starring Peter O'Toole.

The complete song is first sung by Don Quixote as he stands vigil over his armor, in response to Aldonza (Dulcinea)'s question about what he means by “following the quest”. It is reprised partially three more times – the last by prisoners in a dungeon as Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant mount the drawbridge-like prison staircase to face trial by the Spanish Inquisition.

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