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RICKY IAN GORDON Biography Works List

List of Works & Publications
Carl Fischer/Theodore Presser Publications


The Grapes of Wrath. Opera in 3 Acts after the Novel by John Steinbeck (2007)
Libretto by Michael Korie.
Evening length
13 principal roles: soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, 3 tenor, 4 baritone, bass-baritone, boy soprano,
   girl soprano voices; 5 featured singers (doubling various roles: s, m-s, t, bar, bs);
SATB chorus (div.); 2 (picc.)/2 (e. hn.)/2 (b. cl.)/2 (cbn.), a. sax., t. sax. (b. sax.); 4/3/3 (b. trb.)/1;
   timp., perc. (2), gtr. (banjo), harmonica, synth., hp.; str.
Vocal Score published — VS5
Vocal Selection published — VF19
(A Suite lasting circa 70’, for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra from The Grapes of Wrath is also available on rental)

Rappahannock County a theatrical song cycle about the Civil War (2010) -- 80'
1(d.Picc.) 1(d.E.H.) 2(d.B.Cl.) 1 – 1 1(d.Flglhn.) 1 0; Timp. Perc. Pno.(d.Cel.) (3Vln. Vla. 2Vcl. Cb.)
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Orchestrated by Ricky Ian Gordon and Bruce Coughlin
Voices: Soprano (African-American), Mezzo-soprano (Caucasian), Tenor (Caucasian),
   2 Baritone (1 African-American, 1 Caucasian)
Vocal score published (Theodore Presser 411-41131)


and flowers pick themselves… Five Songs for High Voice and Orchestra (2005) 20’
High voice; picc./2/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc. (3), hp.; str.
Poems of e.e. cummings
Vocal score published (Theodore Presser 111-40230)

Antarctica (Harper's Act III Monologue from Angels in America) 4'45"
Soprano, Piano
Published edition (Theodore Presser 111-40243)

Autumn Valentine
Soprano, Baritone, Piano
Published edition (Theodore Presser 411-41133)

The Grapes of Wrath Solo Aria Collection
(16 Arias selected from the Opera)
Vocal selections published: VF19

Green Sneakers. For Baritone and String Quartet (2008) 60’
Text by the composer
Vocal Score published (Theodore Presser 411-41121)
Study Score published (Theodore Presser 411-41120)

Late Afternoons. Six Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Piano (2007) 24’
Poems by Jane Kenyon, Jean Valentine and Marie Howe
Published edition: VF15

Night Flight to San Francisco (Harper's Monologue From Angels in America)
Soprano, piano
Published edition (Theodore Presser 111-40236)

Orpheus and Euridice. A Song Cycle in Two Acts (2002) 60’
Soprano, clarinet in Bb and piano.
Text by the composer
Published edition: Score – VS3, Clarinet part – VS3P
Also available on rental with string orchestra/quintet accompaniment

Songs of Our Time. 14 Songs Set to Poems by Contemporary Poets (2005)
Medium high voice and piano
Poems by James Schuyler, Jean Valentine, W.S. Merwin, Frank O’Hara,
John Ashbery, Sylvia Plath, et al.
Published edition: VF11

Too Few the Mornings Be. 11 Songs for Soprano and Piano
Poems by Emily Dickinson
Published edition: VF17


Piano Collection. Music for Solo Piano and Piano, Four Hands
Contains: Five Dances, The Caste System, Desire Rag, Ring-A-Ding Ding (Piano, 4-Hands)
Published edition: PL122


Prayer. For SATB chorus with keyboard (2008) 7’
Text by the composer
Published edition: CM9122

Dios Te Salve (from The Grapes of Wrath).
For SAA chorus, Keyboard with obbligato violin (or other treble instrument)
Published edition: CM9154


Updated March 5, 2014

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