Will There Really Be a Morning?

1996 | versions for soprano, mezzo-soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone and bass with piano are available on my site at MusicaNeo (links on homepage).

Poem by Emily Dickinson

Song 1 of Four Dickinson Songs

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

* from m. 1 to m. 2, I prefer a little push in the tempo, and a slight crescendo, going towards the word “morning” — to be followed by a tiny relaxation and diminuendo. The same intent goes for measures 3-4.

* In m. 8, there should be a poco rit. in the piano part, with an a temp directly on m. 9. Similarly, a poco rit. in m. 17, with an a tempo directly on m. 18.

m. 21, in the voice part, there should be a tenuto marking over the word “please.”

ALTERNATE NOTES FOR TENOR IN M. 24: sing the low Bbs up an octave