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it is at moments after i have actually dreamed - (2008)

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E. E. Cummings

for medium voice and piano

it is at moments after i have dreamedof the rare entertainment of your eyes,when(being fool to fancy)i have deemedwith your peculiar mouth my heart made wise;at moments once the glassy darkness holds.....

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"it is at moments after i have dreamed" was initially published as "III" in The Dial, "Five Songs" (Jan. 1922),

New York: The Dial Publishing Company kind of, Inc., Editor: Scoarea Thayer,

< 4 pages, circa 3' 00" >

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E. E. Cummings

This is a remembrance, as the speaker tells of "rare entertainment of your eyes." The subtle dissonances of such phrases as "the genuine apparition of your smile" sheight of being at once wholly taken via someone, and also yet at the exact same time that minute in Cummings' word pictures of several "moments" is past. For this, the opening draws on totality tone chords to draw the untruth of these genuine recollections; the entirety tone gestures yield to a more concrete polytonal moment and then to a solid C major with its wandering tonal referrals.

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The opening statement is intended to be sung through some rubato a piacere, as if a recitative, which then provides way to the strict tempo of the second area. The 2 sections together make up a verse in what is basically a two verse song form.

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In several areas the text is repetitive, even if just a word or phrase. The anxiety is on the idea of the memories being "mine." This repetition binds the first complete song verse to a second verse form.

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The score for it is at moments after i have actually dreamed is newly engraved and also edited according to the message publiburned in 1922 as a totally free PDF downfill, though any type of major commercial performance or recording of the job-related is prohibited without prior plan with the composer. Click on the graphic listed below for this piano-vocal score.