A Prayer for My Daughter

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A Prayer for My Daughter
  • For SATB chorus (or solo voice) and orchestra
  • Poem by William Butler Yeats
  • Running time: 12 minutes

Orchestration: 2 flutes, piccolo, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta/piano, strings (piano reduction available)

A Prayer for my Daughter Recording

A Prayer for my Daughter · Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Gordon Getty: The Little Match Girl

℗ 2015 PentaTone
Released on: 2015-09-04

Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Asher Fisch
Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Composer: Gordon Getty

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“‘A Prayer for My Daughter,’ which packs Yeats' expansive poem into a terse 11-minute span, is another of Getty's alluring creations. From its turbulent opening depiction of a howling rainstorm through the poet's more abstract musings and on to the final evocation of a marriage ceremony, Getty continually finds a musical vein to reflect the shifting character of each of the poem's eight stanzas.”

Joshua Kosman
SF Gate, 2014