A Prayer for My Daughter


A Prayer for My Daughter
  • For SATB chorus or solo voice and orchestra
  • Piano reduction available
  • Poem by William Butler Yeats
  • Duration: 12 minutes

Orchestration: piccolo, 2 flutes, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 percussion, harp, keyboard, strings

A Prayer for my Daughter
From: Gordon Getty’s The Little Match Girl

Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Asher Fisch
Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Composer: Gordon Getty
PENTATONE / Release date: 2015


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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