NIGHTSONGS - For High Voice and Chamber Orchestra

NIGHTSONGS - For High Voice and Chamber Orchestra

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Scoring & Instrumentation
Voice and Chamber Orchestra
1111 - 2000 - timp, perc (1), hp - voice solo - strings
Alternate Title


Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
I. Prayer
II. Drums of Tragedy
III. The Heart of a Woman
IV. Night Song
V. Sence You Went Away
VI. Creole Girl



6 songs: Prayer (Langston Hughes), Drums of Tragedy (Langston Hughes), The Heart of a Woman (Georgia Douglas Johnson), Night Song (Clarissa Scott Delany), Sence You Went Away (James Weldon Johnson), and Creole Girl (Morgan Collins).

There is a piano/vocal edition that matches this, high voice + chamber orchestra version.

Keys/Voice Ranges for Nightsongs:

I. Prayer
Gb Major: Eb4 - Gb5

II. Drums of Tragedy
Bb Minor: Bb3 to Fb5

III. The Heart of a Woman
F Major: C4 to F5

IV. Night Song

Eb Minor: Bb3 to F5

V. Sence You Went Away
G Major: E4 to Gb5

Creole Girl
B Minor: C# 4 to F#5



Percussion Needed:

Tubular bells, congas, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, medium tam-tam, maracas, tambourine, triangle, bell tree.

New 2022 edition from 1996 original.

First Perfomance




Text Language - Non English


Text Source/Author
Langston Hughes
Georgia Douglas Johnson
Clarissa Scott Delany
James Weldon Johnson
Morgan Collins
Title Number
Ensemble Type
solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra
Highlight Series
Music by BIPOC composers
Voice , Mezzo-Soprano , Medium Voice

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$57.00 high voice + chamber orchestra full score: ACA-ADHL-149
Contact [email protected] for inquiries into part purchase or rental.
Please specify voice types requested in the order notes.