Huit Chansons de Fleurs

Eight Songs for High Voice and Piano

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), Dickinson (author), Wordsworth (author), Gordon (author), et al.
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Instrumentation

  • High Voice
  • Piano
$21.99
SKU
111-40289

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What’s in a name? While the title is French for “Eight Flower Songs,” the texts are all in English. The poems’ flowers metaphorically evoke fragrance, love and loss, life and death, rebirth and regrowth. Perhaps the texture and beauty of Gordon’s music are themselves French. The 20-minute song cycle draws on poems from Wordsworth to Dorothy Parker, as well as from contemporary poets including the composer himself.
SKU: 111-40289
Duration: 20:00
Commission Notice: From Tony, with love to his wife, So-Chung. May we all bloom with kindness and cherish each other with love. For life, like a flower, is precious and impermanent.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Score Type: Full Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 44
UPC: 6-80160-68526-4
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3467-2
We Should Not Mind So Small a Flower (Emily Dickinson)
3
I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud (William Wordsworth)
8
The Tulips (Ricky Ian Gordon)
15
One Perfect Rose (Dorothy Parker)
24
Peonies at Dusk (Jane Kenyon)
27
Her Garden (Donald Hall)
31
Afterlife with Lilacs (Telmo Dos Santos)
35
Play, Orpheus (Ricky Ian Gordon)
41
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