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Thursday
Mar012012

Birdsong

1996, rev. 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon

Poem by an anonymous child killed in the Holocaust.

In 2018, I bought back my copyright for this work, and came out with a new edition.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with saxophone, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with clarinet, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with bassoon, please click here.

Hard copies are available for purchase at www.classicalvocalrep.com.

For soprano with saxophone, click here.

For soprano with clarinet, click here.

For soprano with bassoon, click here

For recording licenses, please email me at lori@artsongs.com.

 

To purchase soprano Lauren Wagner and saxophonist Gary Louie performing this song, please click here

To purchase soprano Maureen McKay and clarinetist Laura DeLuca performing this song, please click here

To purchase soprano Hila Plitmann and clarinetist Julian Bliss performing this song, please click here

To purchase soprano Elisabeth Halliday and saxophonist Zach Herchen's CD including this song, please click here.

To purchase soprano Eileen Mager and bassoonist John Friedeman performing this song, please click here

Wednesday
Feb292012

If I...

1996 | soprano/piano or mezzo-soprano/piano version; contralto or countertenor/piano versions in progress

2014 | baritone/clarinet/piano

Poem by Emily Dickinson

Song 4 of Four Dickinson Songs

Solo song re-edited in March 2019 — new edition now available for PDF download.

To purchase sheet music for the soprano and piano version, click here. To purchase the recording with soprano Jennifer Check and pianist Warren Jones, please click here

To purchase sheet music for the mezzo-soprano and piano version, clidk here.

A new arrangement for baritone, clarinet and piano was created in 2014, and sheet music is available for purchase by clicking here.

To purchase the recording with baritone Randall Scarlata, clarinetist Anthony McGill and composer at the piano, click here

 

 

 

Also see Bruce Rosenblum's choral arrangement of this piece.

Listen to Lori Laitman and Jennifer Holbrook perform "If I...".

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • You can push the tempo from m. 1 into m. 2 if you like.
  • in the piano solo from m. 22 - 30, the melody should be brought out, and the pianist should relax the tempo from the pickup to m. 28 until the downbeat of m. 30.
  • from m. 38-39, there can be a slight broadening.
  • In newer versions I am much more specific regarding pedal markings. If you'd like a complete listing, please email me. Otherwise, the most important detail is to hold the piano pedal down for the last 2 measures of the song, so that the low E flat sound remains.
Monday
Mar042019

Lullaby (for alto saxophone and piano)

2000 | alto saxophone/piano
This short, sweet piece was composed in 2000 for saxophonist Gary Louie and pianist Kirsten Taylor. This was recorded in 2017 and will be released on a new Naxos double CD of Lori's music in December 2019.

 

To purchase the sheet music, please click here

Thursday
Mar012012

Man Proposes, God Disposes

1996, rev. 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon

Poem by "Koleba" (Kosek, Löwy, and Bachner), children killed in the Holocaust.

In 2018, I bought back my copyright for this work, and came out with a new edition.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with saxophone, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with clarinet, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with bassoon, please click here.

Hard copies are available for purchase at www.classicalvocalrep.com.

For soprano with saxophone, click here.

For soprano with clarinet, click here.

For soprano with bassoon, click here

For recording licenses, please email me at lori@artsongs.com.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • if you need an extra breath, the voice can breathe after "to" in m.21
Thursday
Mar012012

The Butterfly

1996, rev. 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon

Poem by Pavel Friedman, a child killed in the Holocaust.

In 2018, I bought back my copyright for this work, and came out with a new edition.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with saxophone, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with clarinet, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with bassoon, please click here.

Hard copies are available for purchase at www.classicalvocalrep.com.

For soprano with saxophone, click here.

For soprano with clarinet, click here.

For soprano with bassoon, click here

For recording licenses, please email me at lori@artsongs.com.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • the opening sax solo can be very free in tempo
  • in m. 34 -35 there can be a bit of an accel, but then stretch again in m. 36
  • m. 40 the tempo can stretch a bit but resume the a tempo in m. 41
  • m. 61, the broaden should come nearer the end of the measure
  • the voice should "float" from m. 76-77
  • m. 85 into 86, there should be a cresc. to forte
Thursday
Mar012012

The Garden

1996, rev. 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon

Poem by Franta Bass, a child killed in the Holocaust.

In 2018, I bought back my copyright for this work, and came out with a new edition.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with saxophone, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with clarinet, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with bassoon, please click here.

Hard copies are available for purchase at www.classicalvocalrep.com.

For soprano with saxophone, click here.

For soprano with clarinet, click here.

For soprano with bassoon, click here

For recording licenses, please email me at lori@artsongs.com.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m. 19, the sax part should now have a rest on beat 2+ (on the voice "A")
  • m. 25, the sax part should now have a rest on beat 3 (on the voice "when")
  • there should be a cresc. from m. 35 into m. 36, and then there can be a diminuendo during the long hold.
Monday
Jul152013

The Joy of Uncreating

2013, rev. 2016| mezzo-soprano/piano or baritone/piano

Poems by Joan Joffe Hall

Commissioned by Adelaide Whitaker.

Illumination, Joy of Uncreating

duration: 5 minutes

To purchase the pdfs of The Joy of Uncreating cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on Musicaneo, please click here.

To purchase the pdfs of The Joy of Uncreating cycle for baritone and piano on Musicaneo, please click here.

The newly-created (May 2016) baritone and piano version was recorded by baritone Steven LaBrie and pianist Adam Nielsen and is available for purchase by clicking here

The mezzo-soprano version was recorded by Margaret Gawrysiak and Andrew Rosenblum and will be on a Naxos double CD of Lori's music to be released in December 2019.

Thursday
Mar012012

The Old House

1996, rev. 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon

Poem by Franta Bass, a child killed in the Holocaust.

In 2018, I bought back my copyright for this work, and came out with a new edition.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with saxophone, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with clarinet, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with bassoon, please click here.

Hard copies are available for purchase at www.classicalvocalrep.com.

For soprano with saxophone, click here.

For soprano with clarinet, click here.

For soprano with bassoon, click here

For recording licenses, please email me at lori@artsongs.com.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • think of the opening as ghostly. The sax should almost sound like a distant fog horn.
  • the beginning and end notes of m. 32 should be concert F natural.
Thursday
Mar012012

Yes, That’s The Way Things Are

1996, rev. 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon

Poem by "Koleba" (Kosek, Löwy, and Bachner), children killed in the Holocaust.

In 2018, I bought back my copyright for this work, and came out with a new edition.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with saxophone, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with clarinet, please click here.

To purchase the PDF of I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano with bassoon, please click here.

Hard copies are available for purchase at www.classicalvocalrep.com.

For soprano with saxophone, click here.

For soprano with clarinet, click here.

For soprano with bassoon, click here

For recording licenses, please email me at lori@artsongs.com.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • there should be an accent on the first note
  • in the sax part, I now prefer a rest on beat 4, letting the voice enter alone
  • there can be a bit of a slow down into m. 21 but take the tempo up again in m. 25
  • at the end of 31, the voice can take a little time setting up the downbeat in the next measure. * The tempo should resume in m. 32 and the ba-da-dums should be sung with a carefree attitude.
  • m. 43, the dynamic in the sax part should read mp not mf
  • m. 50, the sax can take some time and really sock the note in m. 51
  • from m. 58 to m. 59 there should be a cresc. into m. 59. The first note in m. 59 should have an accent.
  • ideally, the "k" of "park" should end with the sax staccato