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Lover's Waltz

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Don "Orfeo" Rechtman


Don "Orfeo" Rechtman


Baritone, piano (or orchestra and chorus accompaniment)


Sheet Music

(To copy the score to your computer, right-click the link and select "Save target as... ".)

Vocal Score A4 PDF

Full Orchestral Score PDF

Vocal Score Sibelius SIB (You will need Sibelius or the free Get Scorch reader to read this file.) To save the file, right-click and select "Save Target As..." and save it to your computer. The file suffix is ... .SIB.TXT   Delete the .TXT ; it may warn you about changing the suffix; click YES. The file is then ready for a Sibelius program.

Full Orchestral Score Sibelius SIB


Free orchestral parts (as PDFs) are available by request, or you may create your own with the Sibelius score.


Piano accompaniment (.MP3 2.5MB)

Orchestra and voices (.MP3 3.1MB. NOTE: This is a sound file crudely generated by Sibelius, so some of the sounds and balances are not ideal!)

Orchestra and choral accompaniment without solo voice (.MP3 3.1MB. NOTE: Same note as above!)



Don's performance at the Shenzhen Talent TV program, December, 2011. (.WMV 32MB) The person he is dancing with is one of the three judges; she insisted on being the one he sang to!

Practice Tracks


Lyrics Printout

Lyrics in a PowerPoint display (.PPT)

Composer's Notes

   This was written and performed for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. (In 2013, they celebrated their 64th!)


It tells the story of two people who meet, fall in love, get married, raise children together, have good and bad times, and grow old together dancing the lover's waltz.


The story somehow reminds me of the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree, presumably due to the way the surprise ending is expressed.



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