Orpheus and Euridice

A Song Cycle In Two Acts for Soprano, Clarinet In Bb and Piano

Ricky Ian Gordon

Text by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performing Ensemble: Voice and Instrument
Instrumentation: Soprano, Clarinet, Piano
Item Number: VS3
Number of Pages: 96
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

A tender song cycle in two parts that tells the familiar story in more contemporary terms (text by the composer); Orpheus and Euridice is full of Ricky Ian Gordon’s characteristic lyricism. The sixty minute work can be staged, but works as a concert piece as well. A recording of Orpheus and Euridice is available on Ghostlight Records.

Orpheus and Euridice

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Orpheus and Euridice - Solo Part
Orpheus and Euridice - Rental

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Todd Palmer
Composition Date 2005
Duration 60'


Program Notes
About Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto to Orpheus and Euridice
Act I
Part 1: Orpheus
Part 2: Euridice
Part 3: Bliss
Part 4: Home
Part 5: They dance (Piano Solo)
Part 6: Song
Part 6: Song (Transposed - Major 2nd lower)
Act II
Part 7: Illness
Part 8: Death
Part 9: The Underworld
Part 10: The Journey Back
Part 11: Song 2
Part 12: Conclusion
Part 13: Epilogue