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 and Piano

Below are DEMO recordings of the songs:

I. A Song of Flight (the song has since been revised/expanded; to see the updated version, please look at the MIDI demo score video under “Two Singers”):

II. Echo

III. Long These Days That Pass

PDF Soprano and Piano Score: $40

Two Sopranos and piano and/or piano and mixed ensemble

This version was written for a specific instrumentation for an upcoming concert, 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. Nonetheless, this version works fine with two singers and piano.

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):

PDF Vocal Score for two sopranos and piano: $40

PDF Vocal Score for all three songs plus the two options for third song (either soprano and piano or duet with piano): $50