En De Ru Pt

Lori Laitman

The Vocal Music of Lori Laitman, now available as a pdf

The Apple Orchard [tenor and piano version]

SM-000088416
Composer
Lori Laitman
Arranger
Lori Laitman
Lyricist
Dana Gioia
Publisher
Enchanted Knickers Music
Genre
Classical / Song
Instrumentation
Piano, Tenor
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
B flat major
Duration
3'46"
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2004

Description
I composed "The Apple Orchard" in 2004, to a poem by Dana Gioia. I was drawn to the poem's dramatic arc as well as the beautiful image of "Spring's ephemeral cathedral." Unlike most of my songs, this one begins and ends in the same key and uses the same piano figuration throughout. Dana Gioia said " With 'The Apple Orchard' something extraordinary happened. Lori Laitman's setting is so perfect that it seems to have emerged naturally from the words as is the music had always been hidden in the lines. Every nuance of her setting seems absolutely inevitable...And the song is so suave, so beautiful — somehow both understated and dramatic."
The sound clip is from my "Becoming a Redwood" CD, and I am accompanying tenor Robert McPherson.

Upload date
28.02.2012

Price

Sheet music file
6.50 USD
PDF, 523.9 Kb (10 p.)

Comments

Joseph Virgilio
07.11.2015
actually took the opportunity to jump over to Spotify and listened to a bunch of your songs, all such lovely music. I especially enjoyed this work (The Apple Orchard) as well as Early Snow and Daughters. Looking forward to hearing more as time allows. Bravo . . .

Log in to post a comment

0:00
00:00