Facts - (2017)
for soprano voice and piano
Were I to take an iron gun,
And fire it off towards the sun;
I grant 'twould reach its mark at last,
But not till many years had passed.
But should that bullet change its force,
And to the planets take its course,
'Twould never reach the nearest star,
Because it is so very far.
2 pages, circa 1' 20"
Facts: Charles L. Dodgson was and remains Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll will remain Charles L. Dodgson. One may be seen as two, and two may be known to be one, neither statement being a problem among the many problems one may confront. Take one away, and life seems but a dream.
The text is of two parts, one celestial bound and the other earth bound, and therein lies its gravity.
For other setting of the texts of Charles Dodgson -- Lewis Carroll -- click here .
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.