Orpheus & Euridice

A Song Cycle In Two Acts for Soprano, Clarinet In Bb and Piano
Soprano, Clarinet and String Quintet (or String Orchestra)

Text by Ricky Ian Gordon

Published by Carl Fischer Music

Duration: 60 min.

Premiere: October 21, 2001. Todd Palmer, clarinet, Elizabeth Farnum, soprano, Scott Dunn, piano; Cooper Union, New York, NY.

Commission: Commissioned by Todd Palmer

Purchasing: Vocal Score | Clarinet Part

Rental: Soprano, Clarinet, Piano, Strings

A tender song cycle in two parts that tells the familiar story in more contemporary terms (text by the composer); Orpheus and Euridice is full of Ricky Ian Gordon’s characteristic lyricism. The sixty minute work can be staged, but works as a concert piece as well. A recording of Orpheus and Euridice is available on Ghostlight Records. (2006 OBIE Award)

Lincoln Center, Rose Theatre

Premiere Production, 2005

Photos by Nan Melville


These are corrections to the edition published by Carl Fischer LLC

In the section “Home” Page 36, Bar 87, The Bass note should be an Ab