||it may not always be so
||Nichols, Eric Paul
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Sept 12, 2010
||E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||Piano and Voice
The composer wrote this piece for a dear friend to sing, based on the famous e.e. cummings poem, "it may not always be so; and i say". An interesting compositional note: one measure of this piece was written per day. After approximately four months, the piece was finished.
The e.e. cummings poem was published in Eight Harvard Poets, New York. Copyright © 1917 by Laurence J. Gomme. Reprinted with permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation. Books of poems by e.e. cummings are available at http://wwnorton.com.