and flowers pick themselves

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

Ricky Ian Gordon

Text by e.e. cummings
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Instrumentation: High Voice, Piano
Item Number: 111-40230
Number of Pages: 28
Text: e. e. cummings
Duration: 0:21:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

A vibrant song cycle for high voice and orchestra, now published in piano reduction, inspired by the sparkling and playful poetry by e.e. cummings and set to music by the renowned Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of critically-acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath and many other works. Dur.: 21’ Orchestral score and parts are available on rental.

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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 21'


1. i thank You God for most this amazing
2. why did you go
3. Thy fingers make early flowers of
4. anyone lived in a pretty how town
5. who knows if the moon's a balloon