A classic poem takes a new (musical) flight
A dear friend of mine, who shall remain in anonymity, once showed me e.e. cummings’ i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart). As clichéd as it sounds, I loved it. In the course of this past semester, I enrolled in a composition class. In this class put my big boy pants, and I set this poem to music. It was an uphill battle (choosing the singers, rehearsal time) in short, a battle. I won the battle and the war! Here is the finished product, while not perfect, it is pretty darn close. I hope this a start of a new, complementary chapter in my life.
If you want to commission me for a choral piece, do not hesitate in doing so! Without further ado, i carry your heart with me (i carry it my heart).
Ethan Q. Ivey
José Clavell, conductor
Posted on June 3, 2014, in Choral Conducting, Choral Music, gradschool, Masters in Music, Musical Poetry, Poetry/ Literature and tagged choral composition, Choral Conducting, commissioning, e.e.cummings, Graduate school, Masters in Music, musical composition, musical poetry, poem, poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.