Night Flight to San Francisco

Harper's Monologue from "Angels in America"

Ricky Ian Gordon

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Performing Ensemble: Voice and Orchestra
Text: Harper's Monologue from "Angels in America". Text by Tony Kushner
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Quick Overview


In 1996, my first opera, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which I wrote with Jean Claude Van Itallie, premiered at The Houston Grand Opera Studio, and The American Music Theatre Festival (later, The Hal Prince Theatre). The opera was written under very unusual circumstances. My partner at the time, Jeffrey Grossi, was dying of AIDS. He wanted me to learn the Buddhist teachings, because he wanted to die as a Buddhist. I would have done anything for him. During this period, David Gockley, who was the General Director of Houston Grand Opera, came to New York to see what I could perhaps write for his company. We sat at Caf

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Night Flight To San Francisco - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score

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Composition Date 2011
Duration 00:10:00
Orchestration Solo Sop.; 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Premiere March 7th, 2012. Ren

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