Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

Music and Texts of  GARY BACHLUND

Vocal Music Piano | Organ Chamber Music Orchestral | Articles and Commentary | Poems and StoriesMiscellany | FAQs

 

The Little Match Girl - (1994)   

Gary Bachlund

After a story by Hans Christian Andersen

 

For lyric soprano (Match Girl) and chamber ensemble.  (circa 11')  

 

 

Read the libretto.... Download the piano-vocal score

 

Also in German translation by Annette Zühlke: Das kleine Mädchen mit den Streichhölzern.

 


 

This famous fable tells of the poor little girl who must sell her few matches on a cold winter's night. To keep warm, she lights them while thinking wonderful dreams, and eventually dies in the street.

 

The other three one-act operas in the Four Fables are:

 

Prelude to a Fable - (1994)

 

The Emperor's New Clothes - (1994)

 

A Love Charm - (1994)

 

These Four Fables based on stories of Andersen all share the same chamber orchestration: