Songs Of Our Time

14 Songs Set to Poems by Contemporary Poets

Ricky Ian Gordon

Text by
Frank O'Hara
X. J. Kennedy
Stanley Kunitz
Paul Celan
James Schuyler
Howard Moss
John Ashbery
W. S. Merwin
Langston Hughes
Kathleen Raine
Audra McDonald
Sylvia Plath
Gwendolyn Brooks
Jean Valentine
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Instrumentation: Mezzo-Soprano, Piano
Item Number: VF11
Number of Pages: 80
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Known for his extraordinary songs, this collection offers 14 works by composer Ricky Ian Gordon, set to the poetry of writers such as Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, James Schuyler, Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Stanley Kunitz and more. With Gordon’s ability to gracefully straddle the realms of high-end Broadway and classical, this musical compilation has a unique sound and style that makes it an exciting addition to any singles Repertoire.

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Virginia Woolf
Little Horse
Spell against Sorrow
The Light Comes on by Itself
Pont Mirabeau
A Poem of Unrest
This Room
If You Can
Aspen Tree
Three Floors
The Crazy Woman
Dreams / Feet o' Jesus