My Dearest Ruth

for Baritone and Piano

Stacy Garrop (composer), Martin Ginsburg (author)


  • Baritone
  • Piano


Powerfully poignant and equally tender, My Dearest Ruth is Garrop’s musical setting of the final love letter from Martin Ginsburg to his wife, the opera-loving Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, only days before Martin’s passing. Commissioned by the family to celebrate Justice Ginsburg’s 80th birthday, the work later became a highlight of the Cedille Records CD “Notorious RBG in Song.” My Dearest Ruth is a touching 6½-minute scene, touching in sound, deeply dramatic in meaning. Also available for High Voice and Piano, Mezzo-soprano and Piano, and for each voicing with Bb Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, and Piano.
SKU: 111-40298
Duration: 6:40
Language: en
Text Source: Letter from Martin Ginsburg to his wife
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Jane Ginsburg and James Ginsburg in celebration of the 80th birthday of their mother, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 8
UPC: 6-80160-68318-5
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3372-9
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