It May Not Always Be So (Nichols, Eric Paul)

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PDF typeset by Eric Nichols
Eric Nichols (2011/1/5)

Publisher. Info. Eric Paul Nichols
Misc. Notes Text reproduced with permission from Liveright Publishing Co.
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Work Title it may not always be so
Alternative. Title
Composer Nichols, Eric Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEN 1
Key B major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2010
First Performance. Sept 12, 2010
First Publication. 2010
Librettist E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
Language English
Dedication for pri
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3:20
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano and Voice

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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