Using the English translation of The Little Match Girl, Gordon Getty set Hans Christian Andersen's story to music, highlighting the story of heartbreak and catharsis with the swells of the chorus and orchestra. Opera News praises the American composer's work, using "a full chorus and orchestra to narrate the heartbreaking yet transcendent story, with earnest, declamatory vocal settings and striking instrumental illustrations."

Stream the recording here, performed by the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and M√ľnchner Rundfunkorchester led by Asher Fisch.