|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||it may not always be so|
|Composer||Nichols, Eric Paul|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IEN 1|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2010|
|First Performance.||Sept 12, 2010|
|Librettist||E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3:20|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||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.