Autumn Valentine

A Suite of Songs and Duets for Soprano and Baritone

Ricky Ian Gordon

Text by Dorothy Parker
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Instrumentation: Soprano, Baritone, Piano
Item Number: 411-41133
Number of Pages: 64
Text: Text by Dorothy Parker
Duration: 0:40:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Gordon's Autumn Valentine was created in collaboration with the premiering artists: soprano Angelina Réaux, 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.

Autumn Valentine

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Opera Omaha for the Fall Festival 1992
Composition Date 1992
Duration 40'


1. Autumn Valentine
2. Opening Montage/Inventory
3. The Red Dress
4. The Thin Edge/Coda
5. Resume/Wail/Frustration
6. Bric-a-Brac
7. Interior
8. The Satin Dress
9. Lullaby
10. But Not Forgotten
11. Finale (A General Review of t...