The Grapes Of Wrath Solo Aria Collection

16 Aria Excerpts From The Opera The Grapes Of Wrath

Ricky Ian Gordon

Text by Novel by John Steinbeck "The Grapes of Wrath"
Libretto by Michael Korie
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Instrumentation: Baritone and Piano, Bass-baritone and Piano, Tenor and Piano, Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, Soprano and Piano
Item Number: VF19
Number of Pages: 80
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

The Grapes of Wrath Solo Aria Collection contains excerpts from Ricky Ian Gordon’s critically acclaimed The Grapes of Wrath, named “the great American opera” by Musical America and based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck. This collection includes “The Last Time There Was Rain,” “Simple Child,” “Us,” and others. The performance score and parts are available on rental, and the full vocal score is sold separately. Recording of the world premiere production at the Minnesota Opera is available from PS Classics (PS-866).

The Grapes Of Wrath Solo Aria Collection

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Composition Date 2007
Librettist Korie, Michael


Composing an American Tapestry of Song by Ricky Ian Gordon
Letting Steinbeck's Classic Sing by Michael Korie
About Ricky Ian Gordon
About Michael Korie
1. I Keep My Nose Clean (Tom Joad, baritone)
2. So Long Savior/Nake Tree (Jim Casy, tenor)
3. Promise Me, Tommy (Ma Joad, mezzo-soprano)
4. Sit Quiet, Grampa (Gramma Joad, mezzo-soprano)
5. Us (Ma Joad, mezzo-soprano)
6. I Can't Tell You (Ragged Man, bass-baritone)
7. One Star (Rosasharn,, soprano)
8. A Word for This Old Man (Jim Casy, tenor)
9. Truck Drivers (Mae, mezzo-soprano)
10. Hooverville (Al Joad, tenor)
11. I Can Be a Help (Noah Joad, baritone)
12. Simple Child (Ma Joad, mezzo-soprano)
13. Fired Dough (Ma Joad, mezzo-soprano)
14. Things Turn Around (Jim Casy, tenor)
15. I'll Be There (Tom Joad, baritone)
16. Little Dead Moses (Uncle John, baritone)