Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

Music and Texts of  GARY BACHLUND

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Songs for High Voice

chronologically by year of composition

Authors' Alphabetical Index

Der heroische Pudel - (2016)     Christian Morgenstern

for high voice and piano

 

Pflück dieses Blümlein - (2015)  after a poem of Rabindranath Tagore

for high voice and piano

 

Der Poet - (2014)     Bertram Kottmann after Li-Tai-Po

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Ye Carpette Knyghte - (2014)     Lewis Carroll

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Die Lampe - (2013)     Christian Morgenstern

for high voice and piano

 

Kindergebetchen - (2013)     Joachim Ringelnatz

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Das Bild - (2013)     Christian Morgenstern

for high voice and piano

 

Memento - (2013)     Igino Ugo Tarchetti

for high voice and piano

 

Der Misanthrop - (2012)     Johann Wolfgang Goethe

for high voice and piano

 

To Music - (2012)     Robert Herrick

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Der schönste Anblick - (2012)     Justinus Kerner

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Creed and not a Creed - (2011)     Paul Laurence Dunbar

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Old Manuscript - (2011)     Alfred Kreymborg

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Egotist - (2011)     Ambrose Bierce

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

I Saw a Peacock - (2010)    Anonymous, before 1665

   for high voice and piano

 

Be Strong - (2010)     Judah ben Teima

   for high voice and piano

 

Du bist die Ruh - (2010)     Friedrich Rückert

   for high or medium voice

 

Friede - (2010)     Albert Ehrenstein

   for high voice and piano

 

Summer Stars - (2010)     Carl Sandburg

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Justice - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Bumpity Ride - (2010)     Walter de la Mare

   for medium or high voice

 

Art - (2010)     Ezra Pound

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Almendros en flor - (2010)     Ana María Fagundo

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Father, Where Do the Wild Swans Go? - (2010)     Charles Wharton Stork (after the Danish of Ludwig Holstein)

   for high voice and piano

 

Der Kehlkopf - (2010)     Eduard Möricke

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Mausfallen-Sprüchlein - (2009)     Eduard Möricke

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Crisis - (2009)     Gary Bachlund

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

To America - (2009)     James Weldon Johnson

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Klabautermann - (2009)     Christian Morgenstern

   for high voice and piano

 

Green - (2009)    D. H. Lawrence

   for high voice and piano

 

Chump Change - variations on Mulberry Bush - (2009)     Gary Bachlund

   for high voice and piano

 

When the rose is faded - (2009)     Walter de la Mare

    for high voice and piano

 

Ich möchte Gott sein - (2009)     Erich Kurt Mühsam

   for high voice and piano

 

Dead Cleopatra - (2009)       Conrad Aiken

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Ein Herbstlied - (2009)     Francisca Stoecklin
   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Das quiekende Ei - (2009)     Paul Scheerbart

   for high voice and piano
 

Für ewig - (2009)     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

   for high voice and piano

 

Der kleine Kunstreiter - (2009)    Erich Kurt Mühsam

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Was ist der Mensch? - (2009)    Erich Kurt Mühsam

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

If Love Be All - (2009)     Bliss Carman

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Revolutionary Tea - (2009)   arr. of traditional text and melody

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Seliger Tod - (2009)     Ludwig Uhland

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Prähistorische Ballade - (2009)
    for high voice and piano

 

Raise those taxes! - (2009)    Gary Bachlund

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Portrait of a Barmaid - (2009)     Edith Sitwell

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

I Like Pigs - (2009)     Winston Churchill

   for high voice and piano

 

The King-fisher Song - (2009)     Lewis Carroll

   for high voice and piano

 

Sometimes I Wonder - (2009)       Mark Twain

 for high or medium voice and piano

 

Blindekuh - (2009)    August Kopisch

   for high voice and piano

 

Verborgenheit - (2009)    Eduard Mörike

   for high or low voice and piano

 

Was ist ein Original? - (2009    Paul Scheerbart

   for high voice and piano

 

Joy - (2009)     Carl Sandburg

   for high voice and piano

 

What's the Use - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar

   for high voice and piano

 

Gesang der Ungeborenen - (2009)    Hugo von Hofmannsthal

   for high voice and piano

 

Halbe Arbeit - (2009)      Theodor Strom

   for high voice and piano

 

Der Esel - (2008)       Matthias Claudius

    for medium or high voice and piano

 

Wasser und Wein - (2008)    August Kopisch

for medium or high voice and piano

 

And What Shall You Say? - (2008)   Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Nein! - (2008)    Christian Morgenstern

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Opera, n. - (2008)    Ambrose Bierce

   for high voice and piano

 

The Idol-Maker Prays - (2008)    Arthur Guiterman

   for high voice and piano

 

Nothing to Do - (2008)     James Ephriam McGirt

   for high voice and piano

 

Si mundus vult decipi - (2008)    Gary Bachlund

   for high voice and piano

 

Theology - (2008)     Paul Lawrence Dunbar

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Calling the Doctor - (2008)     John Wesley Holloway

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

An old Fellow of Trinity - (2008)     Arthur Clement Hilton

   for high voice and piano

 

The Big Bell in Zion - (2008)    Theodore Henry Shackelford

   for high voice and piano

 

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear - (2008)    Edward Lear

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

It's Great When You Get In - (2008)     Eugene O'Neill

   for medium or high voice and piano

 

Two Poems of Louis Untermeyer - (2008)    Louis Untermeyer

   for high voice and piano

     i.   With a Volume of Heine

     ii.   Matinée

 

when life is quite through - (2008)    E. E. Cummings

   for high voice and piano

 

maggie and millie and molly and may - (2007)  E. E. Cummings

   for high voice and piano

 

Music - (2006)   Walter de la Mare

    high voice and piano

 

The Circus Band and Other Delights - (2006)  Charles Ives 

   for high voice and piano

    i.    The Circus Band

    ii.   The See'r

    iii.  The Cage

    iv.  The Side Show

    v.    Waltz

    vi.   1, 2, 3

 

Oui, je le sais bien - (2006) André Gide

for high voice and piano

 

Echoes from the Cabin - (2006) James Edwin Campbell    
for high or medium high voice and piano

    i.    Uncle Eph's Banjo Song

    ii.    Ol' Doc' Hyar

    iii.    When ol' Sis' Judy pray

    iv.    Negro Serenade

    v.    De Cunjah Man

 

A Vase of Carnations - (2005 / rev. 2009)

for high voice and piano

 

Verona - (2004) Rudolf Hagelstange 
for high voice and piano 

Zwei Ritter - (2004) Heinrich Heine
for high voice and piano 

 

Five Sonnets - (2002)  William Shakespeare 

for high or medium voice and piano

    i.     Sonnet VIII - “Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?”
    ii.    Sonnet XVIII - “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
    iii.   Sonnet XIX - "Devouring Time"
    iv.   Sonnet XXX - “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”
    v.    Sonnet LXVI - “Tir’d with all these, for restful death I cry”

 

Le Faune - (2001) Paul Verlaine
for high voice and piano

 

Alte Libe - (1999) Yiddish Folk Sayings
for high or medium high voice and piano / high voice and harp & strings
    i.     Mit sholem-bayes
    ii.    Di beste t'file
    iii.   A kunst
    iv.   A sheyne velt
    v.    Vos men vert alt
    vi.   Alte libe
    vii.  Der balebos
    viii.  Die velt iz a redl

 

The Pilgrim Soul - (1999) William Butler Yeats 
for high voice and piano 

 

Sole e amore - (1993) Giacomo Puccini
for high voice and piano 

 

Kleengedichtjes - (1991) Guido Gezelle
for high or medium voice and piano 
    i.     Vlaamsche poësis
    ii.    Als de ziel luistert
    iii.   Janneke
    iv.   De winden
    v.    Naar Hem
    vi.   Snee
    vii.  In de blijde mei!

 

"Alice" Songs - (1991) Lewis Carroll
for high voice and piano 
    i.     Childhood Dreams
    ii     The Little Crocodile
    iii.   Pig and Pepper
    iv.   The Mock Turtle's Lament
    v.    Jabberwocky
    vi.   Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    vii.  Humpty Dumpty
    viii. The Lion and the Unicorn
    ix.   Queen Alice

 

Three Songs of Immanuel Frances - (1991) 
for high voice and piano
    i.    Eit echezeh Chana   ( )
    ii.   Einei Tz'viah   ( )

    iii.  Ei Socharim   ( )

 

Chamber Music - (1991) James Joyce
for high voice and piano
    i.     Make Music Sweet
    ii.    Twilight 
    iii.   Goldenhair
    iv.   Where Love Did Sometime Go
    v.    Pain
    vi.   Companion
    vii.  Gentle Lady
    viii.  Rain Has Fallen
    xi.   I Hear an Army

 

Weeping Is A Comfort - (1991) Gary Bachlund
for high voice and piano

 

The Quilt - (1991) Gary Bachlund
for high voice and piano

 

the secrets of living - (1991) E. E. Cummings
for high voice and piano

 

Because I could not stop for death - (1990) Emily Dickinson
for high voice and piano 

 

Goethe-lieder - (1989) Johann Wolfgang Goethe    
for medium or high voice and piano 
    i.     Das Alte
    ii.    Ja, schelte nur
    iii.   Das Beste
    iv.   Annonce
    v.    Lebenslust
    vi.  Was bleibt denn
    vii. Hab ich nur geschrieben

 

A Hymn to God the Father - (1987) John Donne
for high voice and piano 

 

why did you go - (1984) E. E. Cummings
for high or medium voice and piano

little tree
- (1984) E. E. Cummings
for high or medium voice and piano

 

it may not always be so; and i say - (1983) E. E. Cummings

for high voice and piano 

 

This Perfect World - (1983) David Fries
for high voice and piano
    i.     Memories
    ii.    Friends
    iii.   The Dance