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Gordon Getty
Composer

American composer Gordon Getty has made a lifetime of contributions to the world of classical music. He was awarded the prestigious European Culture Prize in 2019 recognizing his extraordinary legacy. Learn more about the man and his music. Scroll down for highlights or explore the website.

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Featured Compositions

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Opera
2 hours
Premiered November 14, 2021

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Spring Song

• For Cello
• Duration: 1:56

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Gordon Getty inducted into OPERA America’s Opera Hall of Fame main image

Gordon Getty inducted into OPERA America’s Opera Hall of Fame

OPERA America honored the achievements of outstanding American and Canadian artists, administrators and advocates on October 21, 2022.

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“Goodbye, Mr. Chips” is under consideration for a Grammy® nomination main image

“Goodbye, Mr. Chips” is under consideration for a Grammy® nomination

Congratulations to Leslie Ann Jones and her wonderful team.

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Featured Recordings

Gordon Getty’s oeuvre spans orchestral works, song cycles, and full length operas.

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips Highlights

This EP features some of the opera’s greatest arias and scenes, including its profoundly moving finale.

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Featured Reviews

A complete archive of reviews of works by Gordon Getty, including performances and recordings.

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Joanne Sydney Lessner: Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Composer/librettist Getty hews closely to the book, adding color and depth particularly where Kathie is concerned. The score is traditional and tonal, with recitatives and arias, soaring choral anthems, and a predilection for heroic high notes.

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Claire Jackson: Gordon Getty: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (EP)

Soprano Marnie Breckenridge sweetly foreshadows the tragedy in ‘Chips darling it’s started’, a lyrical aria with colourful orchestration including harp and piano. This style is echoed in a later interlude, with melodic writing for strings, piano and tuned percussion.

Read the full review on BBC Music Magazine