Published 5 December 2023
Former student, Amit Manna, graduated this summer from The Royal Northern College of Music – Music Conservatoire. Our Music department are “delighted and truly humbled” that he has dedicated his brand new music release to them.
‘Because It Happened’ is a piece for a chamber ensemble of two violins, two cellos and a piano, which was inspired by the Dr Seuss quote “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” The piece explores the emotions associated with letting go of something special to you, with grief and sadness as the central feelings at the start. However, as the piece progresses, the music becomes more hopeful and sonorous, with hints of happiness coming through to indicate the joy of having this wonderful thing happen to you.