Ben Snoek, op. 74
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"Nevermore" is based on the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Alan Poe. The story recounts the tale of a man being encountered by a raven, only saying "nevermore" until the man goes mad. The work begins with a slow introduction, and as the man slowly grows mad, the work grows also into a 12/8 motif, with the theme being repeated in many variations, my version of the word "nevermore." Quietly the work fades to a surprise ending as the man’s soul will be released….nevermore. Utilizing contemporary compositional techniques such as tone painting, minor, but simple rhythms, ostinatos, and metric modulation, this piece will capture the attention of all. Mysterious and intense!

Score ID
Ben Snoek, op. 74
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Modern classical music

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