A Smile and A Sigh (2020)

A Smile and A Sigh (2020)

Song Cycle
Text by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
I. A Song of Flight
II. Echo
III. Long These Days That Pass

Duration: 13 minutes

Click HERE to read poems

Multiple Versions:
1) Soprano and piano
2) Two Sopranos and piano and/or piano with mixed ensemble
3) Soprano and electric guitar
(written for soprano Kristina Bachrach and electric guitarist D.J. Sparr)

Soprano(s) and Piano

Click HERE to view PDF of score. (There is a soprano duet version available for the third song, Long These Days that Pass.) 

PDF Soprano and Piano Score (also includes duet option for third song):  $10

Below are DEMO recordings of the songs:

I. A Song of Flight

II. Echo

III. Long These Days That Pass

MIDI of duet version:

Two Sopranos and piano and/or piano and mixed ensemble

This version was written for a concert with a specific instrumentation , but the instrumentation is elastic: I am more than happy to change/add parts to this, if you are interested in the mixed ensemble parts. I am also interested in arranging these songs for singer(s) and orchestra. 

If you are interested in a set of these songs for mixed ensemble with elastic instrumentation, or if you would like to commission me to arrange this for orchestra, please email info@jenniferbellor.com. 

Audio of MIDI – I. A Song of Flight – one soprano

Here is a MIDI DEMO Score Video (piano part is the same in both vocal score and mixed ensemble):

Audio of MIDI – II. Echo – one soprano

Here is a MIDI DEMO Score Video (piano part is the same in both vocal score and mixed ensemble):

Audio of MIDI – III. Long These Days That Pass – two sopranos

Here is a MIDI DEMO Score Video (piano part is the same in both vocal score and mixed ensemble):