Cycle of 10 songs for high voice and piano
Texts by Langston Hughes
Published by Hal Leonard/Williamson Music
Duration: 28 min.
Premiere: March 1993; Harolyn Blackwell, soprano; Neal Goren, piano; Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC
Commission: for soprano Harolyn Blackwell
Purchasing: Piano/Vocal Score
Kid In The Park
To Be Somebody
With this musical sympathy, Gordon catches Hughes’ specific moods, from the off-kilter rhythmic energy , or the gospel tinged exuberance, to the wonderful melancholy…
These are corrections to the edition published by Hal Leonard/Williamson Music
Pg-5-bar 13, R.H. of piano should be F natural at the top, not flat.
Page 8, Bar 26, the first chord in the R.H should read, from the top down, Ab, Gb, and A natural.
Pg-20-bars 36 and 37, in the vocal line…the G should just be tied to a G…not go down to an F!
Pg-31-bar 22, add ties in the left hand G and D.
measure 22, The A (in the piano part/accompaniment) is an A natural
Pg-45-bar 23, the first octave in the left hand should be G natural!
page 53, measure 73, the second middle C in the accompaniment should be a quarter note