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It Is Not Always May for SATB choir with piano accompaniment

Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dennis Tobenski


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It Is Not Always May

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) q = 66 Exultant f

    

Soprano Solo

    



      

The sun is bright,

   SOPRANO  

the air is

  mf

       The

   

ALTO

TENOR

BASS

    

 

    



    

mf

   

dart - ing swal- lows soar and

sing.

















 







 

f

    

 

    

hear

           

hear

bird

ah

Spring.

  

  

   

  

bird

f

   

  

The

blue -

  

blue -

  

   

The

mf

from the state - ly elms I

blue -

f

            from the state - ly elms I

blue -

f

mf

And

    

The

And

 



 

      

      

sing.



The

     

dart - ing swal- lows soar and



* The piano part may be played four-hand, if needed

   

   



f bright



   



q = 66 Exultant

6

mf

The

       Piano

 

 

clear

 

DENNIS TOBENSKI (2015)

bird

bird

ah

pro - phe- sy - ing

ah

Spring.

Spring.

 Spring.







 

 

 

Copyright © 2015 by Dennis Tobenski. All Rights Reserved.

  

  

 


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 

  

   

   

mp

 

So

blue

f

 f

 

So

blue

 

So

blue

mp

So

blue



f



you wind - ing

 



you wind - ing

mp

mp

you wind - ing

f



you wind - ing

                             

mf

  

      14

ri -

     ri -

      

ri -

      

ri -

 



 

ver



 

 

flows,

 

flows,

ver

           

seems an out - let from

    It

   

seems an out - let from

    It



seems an out - let from

    It

 

     It

flows,

ver



flows,

ver



   



   

seems an out - let from

  the





 





 

sky,

p

   Where



  the

 

sky,

  the



sky,

  the

    



 

 

sky,

p

    Where

                                                               



     

        





    



  


     

p

17

 

 

The

   



freight - ed clouds at p

 

an - chor

      

till

wait - ing

till

3



the west



wind 3





the west

wind





 

 

blows,



an - chor



at



3

clouds at

      wait - ing

 3

 3

an - chor

 

blows,

 3

an - chor

3

f

 lie. f

 lie. f

 lie. f

lie.

                                             p

     

     



 

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         

 



All things

   

 



All things

     

 

 

    



   

are new;

buds,

   



are new;

buds,

 

 



 f

 





   

 

 

  





   

   

  

  





   

the

   

The buds,

 

the

   

The buds,

the

the

  

  


4

   

  

22

leaves,

   

That

   

gild

  

  

 

the elm tree's nod- ding

crest,

leaves,

     leaves,

  

leaves,

 



25     

 



  

     

And

 

   

 



 

            

       

e'en the nest be - neath the

e'en the nest be - neath the

mp

             

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 





nest!

mp

eaves;



   

There are no birds in last year's

mp

 

There are no birds in last year's

        

mp

                                 

      

 

And

      

mp

nest!

nest!

eaves;

nest!

                                       

        



   

 

   



   

 

   



     

   


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  

5

f

All things

  

f

 



All things

     

f

  



f



All things

   

 

All things

    f

    

   re -

joice

in youth

  

      

  

      

re -

re -

joice

in youth

in youth

joice

   re -

      

and

   

and

  

and

   

in youth

joice

  

and

                                            

       



 

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   

love,

 

The

     

love,

  The

     

love,

  The

      

  

love,

The

 

ful - ness of



  

 

         

   

 



 

their first



their first

                       



their first

ful - ness of

          

their first

ful - ness of

ful - ness of



   

 

 de

 de



      

light!

 

de

light!

  

mp

 



And

light!



de



mp

 



And

mp

 

 

And

mp

  

light!



And

                         

   

 

   



mp

     


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learn

 

from

      learn

      

 

from

 

learn

      

from

 

learn

from

           

the soft

the soft

the soft

the soft

 

 

heav'ns

heav'ns

 

 

   

heav'ns

a - bove

 

 

heav'ns

a - bove

 

The

 

p

-

p

ten

-

p

ten

             

 

 

 

    

-

p

 



 



 



of

of



 

der - ness

 

  

 

of

der - ness

 

der - ness

 

melt - ing ten - der - ness

ten

   

 

 

a - bove

          

   

a - bove

  

mp

of

       

 

     

      

 







  

     

 







  

      

  

 

 

 

  

     

 







 

 

     

                      

 

 

39

night.

night.

night.

night.

        

       

   



     

f

 

 

   

  

  

 


     44

7

mp

  

Maid-en,

   

    

   

mp



  



sim - ple

 

rhyme,

   3 

 



sim - ple mp

that read'st this



rhyme,

3

 

Maid-en,

 

 

that read'st this



   

3

 

sim - ple mp

  

 

sim - ple

rhyme,

3

rhyme,



                                                                

       48

                  

  

f

  

En - joy f

  

En - joy f

  

En - joy

f

 

En - joy

     

  

mp

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

thy

thy

thy

thy

          

      

youth,

 

it

youth,

youth,

 

3

will

not

will

not

 

it

will

not

it



stay;

3

will

not







stay;

3

 

stay;

 

En -

3

it

  

youth,

  

stay;

                                                        

 

f

       

 



 

 



 



 


8

   

 

joy the fra -grance of

thy

51

 

prime,

For

  

O!

it

is

O!

it

is

not

al

O!

it

is

 

not

al

p sub.

 

O!

it

is

not

al

p sub.

p sub.

  For

  For

                                   

  

 

 

 

    54

mf

 

    



 

 

  For

  

p sub.

 

p sub.

 

 



not

 

 al

-

ways

 

   -

ways

  -

ways

  -

ways

  

 





May!

 

mf



May! mf

    

May! mf

   

May!

        

   

                           

 

f

 



 



   

 



 



   


9

  



 



  





 

57

  

                               

 

      59

q = 56

          



 

  

f

 

 

En - joy

the

f

 

 

En - joy

the

f

 

 

En - joy

the

f

 

 

En - joy

the

    

     





 

 

q = 56

 

 

 

   

 

 

Spring

Love

and

Youth,



 

 

of

Love

and

Youth,



 

of

Love

and

 

 

of

Love

and

 

Spring

 

 

of

Spring

 



Spring

 

  

 

       

 

 

mp

 

To

 

Youth,

mp

 

mp

 

To





some

  

To

mp

To

Youth,

   







some



some

 

some

 

 

 







f

     


10

        62

  

good an -

     

gel

good an -

       

good an -

      

good an -

   

the

    

gel

leave

the

  

   

    

leave

the

  

     

the

 

rest;

 

rest;

 

p

p

 

p

 

Time

 

 

 



 

 

f



will teach thee f



will teach thee

 

 

 

f

will teach thee

Time

For

 

Time

For

rest;



For

    

leave

For

  

gel

 

rest;

    

Time

 

f



will teach thee

  





  





mf

   



    

p sub.

66

    

leave

gel

   

p

mf

   

soon

the

truth,

p sub.

    

  

soon

the



mf

the

truth,

p sub.

    

mf

   

soon

mf

    

soon

the

p hushed

truth,

 

   

 

   

There are

no

There are

truth,

p sub.

     

no

p hushed

p hushed

There are

no

p hushed

There are

no

birds

in

birds

  birds

 

in

last

   

birds

in

 year's



year's

 

last

last



nest!

year's

 

nest!

  

last

   

in

 

nest!

year's

nest!

   







 







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It Is Not Always May (2015)  

Music by Dennis Tobenski Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It Is Not Always May (2015)  

Music by Dennis Tobenski Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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