Songs of Our Time

Song Collection

Songs of Our Time: 14 Songs Set to Poems by Contemporary Poets is a songbook by Ricky Ian Gordon. The songs are for medium voice and piano.

Date: 2005Composer: Ricky Ian GordonText: Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Stanley Kunitz, W. S. Merwin, Howard Moss, Frank O’Hara

Print vitals & song text


Virginia Woolf | Text: James Schuyler
Friend | Text: Jean Valentine
Little horse | Text: W.S. Merwin
Spell against sorrow | Text: Kathleen Raine
The light comes on by itself | Text: Frank O’Hara
Pont Mirabeau | Text: X.J. Kennedy, after Guillaume Apollinaire
A poem of unrest | Text: John Ashbery
This room | Text: John Ashbery
If you can | Text: Howard Moss
Aspen tree | Text: Paul Celan, translated by Michael Hamburger
Three floors | Text: Stanley Kunitz
The crazy woman | Text: Gwendolyn Brooks
Child | Text: Sylvia Plath
Dreams/Feet o’ Jesus | Text: Langston Hughes


Sheet Music

Songs of Our Time

Composer(s): Ricky Ian Gordon

Song(s): Virginia Woolf
Little Horse
Spell against Sorrow
The Light Comes on by Itself
Pont Mirabeau
A Poem of Unrest
This Room
If You Can
Aspen Tree
Three Floors
The Crazy Woman
Dreams / Feet o' Jesus

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