Orchestra
Soloist(s) and orchestra
Band / Wind / Brass Ensemble
Large ensemble
2-8 players
Solo (excluding keyboard)
Solo keyboard(s)
Chorus a cappella or plus 1 instrument
Chorus and orchestra
Solo voice and up to 8 players
The Ghosts of Versailles: arias and excerpts (voice(s) and piano)
Three Cabaret Songs (voice(s) and piano)
End of the Line
Opera
Film scores


One Sweet Morning (2005)
For voice and piano
x

see also: version for SSAA chorus

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

First performed October 10, 2007,Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Craig Rutenberg, piano; Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

rent score and parts from G. Schirmer Inc 

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Duration  5 minutes

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Program note

In searching for a text, I came across E. Y. (Yip) Harburg's Rhymes for the Irreverent: two small volumes of poems by the lyricist of the film "The Wizard of Oz," the musical Brigadoon, and many other timeless works. Harburg was a very political poet. He was most often very funny, but occasionally wrote poems of transcendental beauty like "One Sweet Morning."

This anti-war poem looks forward to "one sweet morning" when, "out of the flags and the bones buried under the clover," "spring will bloom"..."peace will come."

x
                     — John Corigliano

© 2021 John Corigliano | Designed by Wlad Marhulets | Artwork photos by Richard Howe