Green Sneakers

for Baritone, Empty Chair, String Quartet, and Piano

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), Ricky Ian Gordon (lyricist)

Instrumentation

  • Baritone
  • Piano
$30.00
SKU
411-41120

Format:

Green Sneakers is a work for solo baritone voice with string quartet from the critically acclaimed Ricky Ian Gordon. 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, and the study score is available separately (411-41121).
SKU: 411-41120
Duration: 1:00:00
Language: en
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Score Type: Piano Reduction
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-58885-5
ISBN: 978-1-59806-330-1
1. Prelude
7
2. If Only Someone Could Have Told Me
10
3. In Particular
11
4. He Came to Houston
13
5. Needs
17
6. Shopping
18
7. Sportswear
25
8. Opening Night
28
9. Philadelphia
34
10. Stone Garden
37
11. Blue Dust Mask
38
12. Two Months Later
41
13. Would You Consider...
45
14. Operas Come and Go
46
15. It Was As If...
50
16. Bonanza
53
17. Bus Ride
56
18. Provincetown
61
19. Epilogue–Sleep
64
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