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Entries in Gioia [Dana] (14)

Sunday
Mar062011

Becoming A Redwood

Song Cycle: The Song (after Rilke); Pentecost; Curriculum Vitae; Becoming A Redwood

2003 | high voice and piano; [in progress] high voice with chamber orchestra

Poems by Dana Gioia, cycle runs about 14 minutes.

To purchase the CD featuring these songs, performed by Barbara Quintiliani and Lori Laitman, please click here

Sunday
Feb262012

Becoming A Redwood

2003 | high voice and piano; [in progress] high voice with chamber orchestra

Poem by Dana Gioia.

Song 4 of cycle Becoming a Redwood.

To purchase Barbara Quintiliani and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here

Sunday
Mar062011

Being Happy

_2004 | baritone/piano
Poem by Dana Gioia, 2 minutes long.
To purchase Lee Poulis and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here.
Sunday
Feb262012

Curriculum Vitae

2003 | high voice and piano; [in progress] high voice with chamber orchestra

Poem by Dana Gioia.

Song 3 of cycle Becoming a Redwood.

To purchase Barbara Quintiliani and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here

Sunday
Mar062011

Equations of the Light

2005 | high voice and piano or duet versions for either soprano/baritone or soprano/tenor with piano

Poem by Dana Gioia. Duet about 4.5 minutes. Commissioned by The West Chester University Poetry Conference 2005.

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Sunday
Mar062011

Money

2003 | any voice and piano/also duet setting for soprano/baritone/piano

Poem by Dana Gioia, about 2 minutes for the song.

To hear Dana Gioia reciting the poem, followed by a terrific rendition by Shana Blake Hill, Nmon Ford and Victoria Kirsch, please click here. The Money performance closes the show and starts at 1:27:40.

ERRATA:

In September of 2016, I noticed several discrepancies between the accompaniment for the solo and duet version. Regarding the opening piano solo, please follow the dynamics printed in the solo version.

Some prior versions of the duet might have an incorrect duration in the soprano for beat 1 of m. 52. It should be a dotted quarter.

Sunday
Feb262012

Pentecost

2003 | high voice and piano; [in progress] high voice with chamber orchestra

Poem by Dana Gioia.

Song 2 of cycle Becoming a Redwood.

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Click here to watch Lori Laitman and soprano Jennifer Holbrook perform “Pentecost.”

NEW: Some alternate notes for mm. 43-45: in mm. 43-44, one can sing an Eb (3rd down) instead of the high Gs, but keep the low G. And in m. 45, the top notes can similarly be taken down a 3rd: so that the notes would be: Eb - low G (as written) - Eb - G (instead of high Bb) - Eb. Hope this is helpful to anyone who might need help.

Tuesday
Feb282012

Scissors, Don't Cut Away

2011 | tenor/piano

A motet by Eugenio Montale, in translation by Dana Gioia.

Song 3 of cycle Dark Spring

Sunday
Mar062011

The Apple Orchard

2004 | Versions for tenor, baritone or soprano with piano

Poem by Dana Gioia, about 3.5 minutes total.

View and buy printable sheet music (PDF) for tenor, baritone or soprano with piano

Listen to a performance of this piece on YouTube, thanks to Albany Records.

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Tuesday
Feb282012

The Flower On The Mountainside

2011 | tenor/piano

A motet by Eugenio Montale, in translation by Dana Gioia.

Song 1 of cycle Dark Spring