Too Few the Mornings Be. (Eleven Songs for Soprano and Piano). By Ricky Ian Gordon. For Soprano and Piano. Emily Dickinson. 48 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.VF17).
Composer Ricky Ian Gordon has given us another masterpiece in the form of eleven songs written for soprano voice with piano: Too Few the Mornings Be, based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Written specially for the great Renee Fleming, this collection contains a personal note from Fleming herself, praising the beauty and freedom of the songs within, saying "I love how you write for the voice; the vocal line moves freely throughout the whole range." This simple, elegant collection is truly a gift to soprano soloists. For the advanced singer.