Autumn Valentine composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. For Soprano voice solo, Baritone voice solo, Piano. Composed 1994. Duration 40 minutes. 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.