Gertrude and Virginia (Fine, Vivian)


Sheet Music


PDF typeset by Paul Hawkins
rhymesandchymes (2012/4/11)

PDF typeset by Paul Hawkins
rhymesandchymes (2012/4/11)

Publisher. Info. Vivian Fine Estate
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General Information

Work Title Gertrude and Virginia: a Dialogue between Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf, using their own words
Alternative. Title
Composer Fine, Vivian
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's One movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1981
First Performance. 1981-06-08, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City. Rosalind Rees, soprano, Kimball Wheeler, mezzo-soprano, Virgil Blackwell, clarinet, Lewis Paer, double bass, Sarah Tenney and Daniel Levitan, percussion, and Vivian Fine, conductor.
Librettist Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Soprano, mezzo-soprano or contralto, clarinet, percussion (2 players), piano, double bass
Related Works The Women in the Garden

Misc. Comments

Gertrude and Virginia is a rescoring with a reduced instrumental ensemble of Scene 6 of Fine’s chamber opera The Women in the Garden (pp 73 - 88 of the typeset score). Note that scene divisions do not appear in the original score; they were added by the composer for performance purposes.


…a whimsical dialogue between the two writers, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf. Miss Fine’s touch was unfailingly light.

—Bernard Holland, The New York Times, June 11, 1981