Baritone, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello
For Baritone and String Quartet. Composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. This edition: Study Score. Premiere: Jesse Blumberg baritone, Miami String Quartet, Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival. Contemporary. Voice and piano. With Standard notation. Composed 2008. 92 pages. Duration 1 minute. Theodore Presser Company #411-41121. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.411411210).
Item Number: PR.411411210
ISBN 1598063146. Text: Ricky Ian Gordon.
The critically acclaimed Ricky Ian Gordon gives us a work for solo baritone voice with string quartet: Green Sneakers. Grown from a cycle of poems dedicated to the composer's departed love, Green Sneakers is a raw and touching ode to the life he shared and the process of grief. The string quartet narrates the story as much as the baritone voice, creating a mini-opera, complete with an empty chair, employed as a prop, and a piano played by the singer at the conclusion. According to Gordon, "I suppose I wanted to end the piece with not only a lullaby, but a celebration of what we had together." String quartet parts are available on rental. Piano-vocal score available separately (411-41120). Duration: 1 hour.