and flowers pick themselves

5 Songs for High Voice and Orchestra

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), e. e. cummings (lyricist), Duncan Hannah (illustrator)


  • High Voice
  • Piano


A vibrant song cycle for high voice and orchestra, now published in piano reduction, inspired by the sparkling and playful poetry by e.e. cummings and set to music by the renowned Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of critically-acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath and many other works. Dur.: 21’ Orchestral score and parts are available on rental.
SKU: 111-40230
Duration: 21:00
Key: C major
Tempo: Majestic (q = 104)
Commission Notice: A Michigan State University Sesquicentennial Commission Funded by the Office for Research and Graduate Affairs and the College of Arts and Letters for Melanie Helton
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Score Type: Vocal Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 28
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-59107-7
ISBN: 978-1-59806-291-5
1. i thank You God for most this amazing
2. why did you go
3. Thy fingers make early flowers of
4. anyone lived in a pretty how town
5. who knows if the moon's a balloon
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