Poor Peter


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Poor Peter
  • Set of three songs for high voice and piano or orchestra 
    Text by Gordon Getty
  • Sung in English
  • Running time: Approximately 8 minutes

Where is My Lady (running time: 2:45 minutes)
Tune the Fiddle (running time: 1:24 minutes)
Ballad of Poor Peter (running time: 5:21 minutes)

Orchestration: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, percussion, harp, celesta, strings

Poor Peter: The Ballad of Poor Peter

Poor Peter: The Ballad of Poor Peter · Lisa Delan

And If the Song be Worth a Smile: Mentzer, Susanne - Bolcom, W. / Getty, G. / Heggie, J. / Garner, D. / Corigliano, J. / Woolf, L.P. (Songs by American Composers)
℗ 2009 PentaTone

Released on: 2009-04-01

Artist: Lisa Delan
Artist: Kristin Pankonin
Composer: Gordon Getty


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Getty's set of three songs Poor Peter is well crafted.

Dominy Clements
Music Web International, 2009

These three songs are immensely enjoyable. Sung with considerable feeling by Delan, the songs in Getty's vision of Elizabeth England (or thereabouts) are distinguished by haunting lyricism and, in "Tune the Fiddle," by body-engaging rhythms.

Jason Victor Serinus
Opera Now, October 2009