Night Flight to San Francisco
Harper’s Monologue From “Angels In America”
Text by Tony Kushner
Published by Theodore Presser Company
Duration: 10 min.
Instrumentation: Solo Piano OR 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Premiere: March 7th, 2012. Renée Fleming, soprano, San Antonio Symphony, conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
Commission: Commissioned by Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Perusal Score: Orchestral Version
Purchasing: Piano/Vocal Score
Rental: Theodore Presser Company
Notes: At the time of his partner’s tragic death, Ricky Ian Gordon found solace in Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America, befriending the playwright to produce this touchingly beautiful setting. At the request of legendary soprano Renée Fleming, it will also be scored for soprano and orchestra for a string of concerts in 2012. An orchestral accompaniment is available on rental from the publisher. Dur.: 10’