NeologisticsMusicSelahA Breakthrough → buffalo bill's

E.E. Cummings The second page of buffalo bill's, a setting of the E. E. Cummings poem by that name for soprano, alto saxophone, guitar and piano. This piece represents a major break from my previous work.

All three of the compositions I completed based on poetry were on poems of e.e. cummings, a favorite of mine. Once I started a concerto-like piece for piano and chamber orchestra with contralto, where the vocal movement would have been based on a James Joyce poem (Nightpiece), but I abandoned the project because when I wrote to Joyce's publishers asking for permission to use it, they wanted 50% on all future royalties. I decided I didn't want to give it to them.

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