And Flowers Pick Themselves

5 Songs for High Voice and Orchestra on poems by e.e. cummings

Ricky Ian Gordon

Performing Ensemble: Voice and Orchestra
Text: e.e. cummings
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Available on Rental

Scores & Parts

and flowers pick themselves - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score

Additional Information

Commission 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
Composition Date 2005
Duration 00:21:00
Orchestration Solo High Vx.; 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 2 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.
Premiere October 29, 2005. Melanie Helton, soprano, Michigan State University Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Jiminez; East Lansing, MI.


I. "i thank you god for most this amazing"
II. "why did you go"
III. "thy fingers make early flowers of"
IV. "anyone lived in a pretty how town"
V. "who knows if the moon's a balloon"