NIGHTSONGS - Orchestral version (Mezzo range)

NIGHTSONGS - Orchestral version (Mezzo range)

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Scoring
small orchestra: 1.1.1.1 - 2.0.0.0 - timp.perc.hp.strings
Instrumentation
fl, ob, clar, bsn, 2hn, timp, percussion, voice, harp, 5-part strings
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Description

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 the orchestral version created for Mezzo Soprano Hilda Harris.  It contains low voice version of "Drums," and high voice version of "Sense" and must be specifically requested for purchase with the orchestral score, unless you already own the Nightsongs Piano Vocal edition with all available keys.

Sence You Went Away also available in F Major (medium range) on request.

 

Keys/Voice Ranges for Nightsongs, Orchestral version:

"Prayer"
E flat "medium / C to E flat
"Drums of Tragedy"
B flat minor "low" / B flat to F flat
"The Heart of a Woman"
F "medium" / C to F
"Night Song"
E flat minor "medium" / B flat to F
"Sence You Went Away"
G "high" / E to G flat
new version in F "medium" available on request
"Creole Girl"
B minor "medium" / C sharp to F sharp
 

Comments

Timpani - 1 player  (Timp in Drums of Tragedy, Night Song, and Creole Girl)

Percussion - 1 player

Prayer
tubular bells

Drums of Tragedy
Conga drums


Heart of a Woman
Glock
sus cym


Night song
Tam tam - med.
Glock
sus cym

Sence you went away
no percussion or timp

Creole Girl
Maracas
Tambourine
Glock
triangle
bell tree
sus cym

 

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Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
various authors
Ensemble Type
solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra
Genre/Theme
Instrument
Mezzo-Soprano

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Purchase Options
Print & Ship
$29.95 Orchestral version full score (medium/Mezzo voice range); Additional fee for Sence You Went Away in F Major.
$149 Set of orchestra rental parts with strings 22221
$15.95 P/V score to match orchestral score
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