8. Prelude to Act II

Posted by in Songs on Jul 16, 2017

Entirely orchestral and at 5:20, Prelude to Act II of Pioneer Songs could be a terrific stand-alone piece on any program. The piece contains nine memorable melodies from the main work, including the haunting guitar solo from Farewell.

Orchestral & Choral Version

 

Piano & Choral Version*

*Original Cast CD recording from August 1993:
Joy Bechtler, Soprano
Polly Kopituk, Mezzo-Soprano
David Ronis, Tenor
Martin Hargrove, Bass
Eric Houghton, Piano/Composer