Becoming a Redwood (orchestral version)

Poems by Dana Gioia (b.1950).

Song CycleThe Song (after Rilke)PentecostCurriculum VitaeBecoming A Redwood

Original cycle composed in 2003, newly orchestrated version composed in 2022. Duration: 18 minutes.

Available for tenor or soprano or mezzo-soprano with chamber orchestra. Scores available on MusicaNeo. Please contact me for parts.

Orchestration: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 1 Trumpet, 1 Horn, Soprano, and a string section comprised of the usual Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Orchestral premiere: Sonoma County Philharmonic, Santa Rosa, CA on February 4, 2023, with tenor Chad Somers.