Autumn Valentine composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. For Soprano voice solo, Baritone voice solo, Piano. Composed 1994. Duration 40 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #411-41133. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.411411330).
Gordon's Autumn Valentine was created in collaboration with the premiering artists: soprano Angelina Reaux, baritone Michael Sokol, and director Kieth Warner, all poring over the short stories and poems of Dorothy Parker. In the end, Gordon composed a cycle of eleven songs and duets which tell the tale of a failed marriage. Unlike traditional opera, in Autumn Valentine, no one dies. Selected songs already appear on YouTube - listen as Audra McDonald sings The Red Dress, while Gordon, himself, performs Bric-a-Brac in a beautiful video.