Samba for Susan

for Cello and Piano

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer)


  • Cello
  • Piano
Score and Parts; Book with Insert
A heartfelt memorial to the composer’s sister, SAMBA FOR SUSAN bears a tempo marking of “Sensual,” and this 5-minute elegy is set as a slow bossa nova, full of the jazz flavor and syncopations of samba tradition. In the hands of this celebrated opera and theater composer, Gordon’s samba is a drama cast in a dance feel. Themes alternate, always returning transformed into fresh textures at each recurrence, creating a work that is catchy on first hearing, and reveals its depth upon repeated hearings.
SKU: 114-42276
Duration: 5:00
Dedication: Commissioned and premiered by cellist Peter Sachon for my sister Susan Gordon Lydon November 14, 1943 - July 15, 2005
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Score and Parts
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 12
Weight: 0.17 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-68785-5
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3578-5
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