Without Music

Five Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Piano

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), Marie Howe (transliterator), Marie Howe (author)


  • Voice
  • Piano


The poetry of Marie Howe has a special place in Ricky Ian Gordon’s heart and mind, both haunting and soothing. Without Music is a five-movement work in which Howe’s words and Gordon’s music together give voice to longterm grieving for a loved one lost to AIDS. The work was commissioned by Music Academy of the West for their 2019 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners’ Recital Tour.
SKU: 111-40285
Duration: 25:00
Text Source: "What the Living Do" by Maria Howe
Commission Notice: Commissioned by the Music Academy of the West, with the generous support of Lorna Hedges
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Collection
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-68062-7
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3200-5
1. Without Music
2. The Gate
3. One of the Last Days
4. The Promise
5. Buddy
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