NIGHTSONGS - Orchestral version (Mezzo range)


Print Edition Price: 

$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

Year Authored (or revised): 



small orchestra: - - timp.perc.hp.strings

Instrumentation : 

fl, ob, clar, bsn, 2hn, timp, percussion, voice, harp, 5-part strings

Text Source/Author: 

various authors

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:

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" coming soon
"Creole Girl"
B minor "medium" / C sharp to F sharp

Ensemble Type: 

solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra

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

Percussion - 1 player

tubular bells

Drums of Tragedy
Conga drums

Heart of a Woman
sus cym

Night song
Tam tam - med.
sus cym

Sence you went away
no percussion or timp

Creole Girl
bell tree
sus cym


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