Emily Sternfeld-Dunn soprano      Amanda Pfenninger piano


Ricky Ian Gordon

Too Few the Mornings Be

(Eleven Songs for Soprano and Piano)

Text by Emily Dickinson


01  Too Few the Mornings Be    1:36

02  If All the Griefs I Am To Have    1:37

03   The Bustle in a House    1:23

04   This Is My Letter to the World    2:31

05   You Cannot Put a Fire Out    2:27

06  Bee! I’m Expecting You!    1:53

07   Poor Little Heart!    4:23

08   I’m Nobody! Who Are You?    2:32

09  How Happy Is the Little Stone    3:05

10   Estranged From Beauty    2:29

11   Will There Really Be a Morning?    4:18


Jake Heggie


Text by Philip Littell


12   My Name    6:41

13   Even 3:18

14   Good    2:05

15   Listen    2:03

16  Snake    3:38

17  Woe to Man    4:20

18   The Wound    3:00

19   The Farm    2:13




Growing up, money was often tight. Despite that challenge, my parents always made sure that we had access to music lessons and instruments; “You might say, that’s where it all started.” This record would not be possible without their emotional and financial support.


Special thanks to those who made this album possible, including my darling husband Aleks, Dorothy Crum, Danni Dunn, Eric Hurlock, Robert Litton, and David Sternfeld.


This album is made possible in part by a Koch Cultural Trust Enabling Grant.



Too Few the Mornings Be & Eve-Song

Recorded July 31-August 2, 2017 in Wiedemann Hall at Wichita State University in Wichita KS


Recording Session Producer Jeff LeRoy

Recording Session Engineer Carter Green

Editing and Mixing Carter Green




Executive Producer  Bob Lord

Executive A&R  Sam Renshaw

A&R  Chris Robinson

Audio Director  Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager  Lucas Paquette

Recording Sessions Manager Levi Brown

Mastering  Shaun Michaud

Design & Marketing Director  Brett Picknell

Design  Emily Roulo

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