Chamber Music Soprano Voice, Piano
SKU: CF.VF15 Six Songs for Mezzo Soprano
. Composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. SWS. Score. With Standard notation. 48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #VF15. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.VF15).
ISBN 9780825859380. UPC: 798408059385. 9 X 12 inches. Text: Marie Howe; Jean Valentine; Jane Kenyon. Jane Kenyon, Jean Valentine.
This is a heartfelt cycle of songs by Ricky Ian Gordon set the poetry of three important American poets, Jane Kenyon, Jean Valentine and Marie Howe. After a major personal loss, Gordon turned to the poetry of these women who speak of loss and death in a way that he found particularly consoling. The songs are beautifully written for a medium voice with Gordon’s usual care. A dissonant and colorful keyboard part is a great enhancement to the generally reflective tone of the music. Gordon’s moving setting of the late Jane Kenyon’s heartbreaking Let Everyone Come is destined to be a recital classic. Late Afternoon was commissioned by Tisch Center of the Arts at the 92nd Street Y and was made possible with funds provided by the Mary Flagler Charitable Trust.