Vocal duet Soprano, Baritone, Piano
Composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. This edition: Piano-Vocal score. Text by Dorothy Parker. Premiere: Angelina Reaux, Sop., Michael Sokol, Bar., Rob Kapilow, conductor. Opera. Voice and piano. With Standard notation. Composed 1994. 64 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #411-41133. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.411411330).
Item Number: PR.411411330
ISBN 1598064320. Text: Dorothy Parker.
Gordon's Autumn Valentine was created in collaboration with the premiering artists: soprano Angelina Reaux, baritone Michael Sokol, and director Keith 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.