Songs for Mezzo Soprano

 

Songs for Mezzo Soprano

chronologically by year of composition

Authors' Alphabetical Index

Schlußstück - (2016)     Rainer Maria Rilke

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Das Gebet - (2016)     Christian Morgenstern

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

A Cradle Song - (2016)     William Butler Yeats

for soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano

 

Purple - (2016)     Margaret Steele Anderson

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Humoresque - (2015)     Alice Corbin

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Abendgefühl - (2015)     Friedrich Hebbel

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Hier bin ich, Lieder dir zu singen - (2015)  Bertram Kottmann, after a poem of Rabindranath Tagore

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Käferlied - (2014)     Robert Reinick

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Bessie's Song to Her Doll - (2014)     Lewis Carroll

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Das traurige Röslein - (2013)     Wilhelm Busch

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Slow, slow, fresh fount - (2013)     Ben Jonson

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Loam - (2013)     Carl Sandburg

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

There Will Come Soft Rains - (2013)     Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Die drei Spatzen - (2013)     Christian Morgenstern

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Incantation - (2013)     Bertram Kottmann

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Let me love - (2013)     Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The cloud - (2013)     Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Drei alte Tanten - (2013)     Wilhelm Busch

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Am Weihnachtsabend - (2012)     Joachim Ringelnatz

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Incantation - (2012)     Elinor Wylie

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Schönheit - (2012)     Bertram Kottmann  after Elinor Wylie's Beauty

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Beauty - (2012)     Elinor Wylie

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Mein Tanzlied - (2012)     Else Lasker-Schüler

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

An Gott - (2012)     Else Lasker-Schüler

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Whip-Poor-Will and Katy-Did - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Das Pavianmutter-liedchen - (2012)      Else Lasker-Schüler

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Ein Ticktackliedchen - (2012)     Else Lasker-Schüler

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Song - (2012)    Susanna Haswell Rowson

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Advent - (2011)     Rainer Maria Rilke

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Schenken - (2011)       Joachim Ringelnatz

for mezzo soprano and piano    

 

Steht nicht an meinem Grab - (2011)     Bertram Kottmann

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Love Song - (2011)     Harriet Monroe

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Hamburger Hurenlied - (2011)     Klabund

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Minuet - (2011)     Mary Mapes Dodge

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Four Angels - (2011)     Rudyard Kipling

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Three Songs of a Woman - (2011)     Eva Bauche-Eppers

for mezzo soprano and piano

        i.    What Will I be

        ii.   In Need

        iii.  Spiral

 

Vier kleine Lieder - (2010)     Johann Wolfgang Goethe

for mezzo soprano and piano

        i.     Die klare Welt

        ii.    Nichts

        iii.   Einheit

        iv.   An Gottes Thron

 

Kühle - (2010)      Else Lasker-Schüler

for mezzo soprano or soprano and piano

 

Of Time and Eternity - (2010)     Emily Dickinson

for mezzo soprano and piano

      i.      I died for beauty

      ii.     The bustle in a house

      iii.    I went to thank her

      iv.    Dialogue

 

When Cap'n Tom comes home - (2010)     Katherine Lee Bates

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

The House of Dreams - (2010)     Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Spanish Johnny - (2009)     Willa Cather

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Deep in the night - (2009)    Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Aubade - (2009)     Edith Sitwell

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Letztes Lied - (2009)     Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Abel - (2009)     Else Lasker-Schüler

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Solch ein lauer weißer Tag - (2009)    Max Dauthendey

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

spring omnipotent goddess - (2008)    E. E. Cummings

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Pierrot - (2008)    Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

After Love - (2008)     Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Beyond Debate - (2008)     Hervey Allen

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Song in a Minor Key - (2008)     Dorothy Parker

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Union Square - (2008)   Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

New York Sorrows - (2007)  Sara Teasdale

for mezzo soprano and piano

      i.    Central Park at Dusk

      ii.    Broadway

      iii.  The Kiss

      iv.  The Old Maid

      v.   Coney Island

      vi.   Less than the cloud to the wind

      vii.  Summer Night, Riverside

 

Deux petites chansons - (2006) Jacques Prévert

for soprano and piano

   i.    Chanson

   ii.   Alicante

 

The Harlot's House - (2006)   Oscar Wilde

for medium voice and piano

 

The Town Rabbit in the Country - (2006) Camilla Doyle

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

October - (2005) Robert Frost

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Mad Gardener's Song - (2005) Lewis Carroll

for mezzo soprano or baritone

 

Two Simple Songs - (2005) Virginia Bachlund 

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

    i.    Renaissance

    ii.   A Seeking Heart

 

Four Seasons - (2005) Anton Gill

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

    i.    Summer

    ii.   Autumn

    iii.   Winter

    iv.   Spring

 

The Wanderer - (2005) Beulah May

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Doll's boy's asleep - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

as freedom is a breakfast food - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

God's Bottles - (2005) Leaflet Issued by the National Women's Christian Temperance Union (n. d.)

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

From Cautionary Tales for Children - (2005) Hilaire Belloc

for mezzo soprano or soprano and piano

    i.     Henry King

    ii.    Matilda (who told such dreadful lies)

    iii.   George (The boy who played with dangerous toys)

 

Injun Summah - (2005) Benjamin Franklin King
for mezzo soprano or tenor and piano 
    i.     Injun Summah
    ii.    The River St. Joe
    iii.   The Cow Slips Away
    iv.   Gedder in yo' grain

 

Poets on Pigs - (2005) Mary Buchanan, Noel Coward, Sian Davies, Ogden Nash, 'Mother Goose,' Alfred Scott Gatty, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sara Teasdale, Christopher Smart, Archibald Stodart-Walker, a traditional anonymous poem and a poem by the composer
for mezzo soprano and piano
     i.   The Pig - a Limerick
    ii.   The Pig - a Fable
    iii.  This Pig Went to Market - a traditional English child's poem
    iv.  Dickory, dickory, dare - from Mother Goose
    v.   Three Little Pigs -- the Traditional Story newly told in rhyme
    vi.  The Spectre Pig -- a Ghost Story
    vii.  Piggy Patter, Piggy Platter -- a Patter Song
    viii. The Star and the Pig -- an Art Poem
    ix.  Politics is where the pig -- an Editorial
    x.  The Three Little Pigs -- another of the Three Pig Stories
    xi.  Early Bacon! -- an Appreciation of the Butchered Pig
    xii. Any Part of Piggy -- in Summary....

 

Nursery Rhymes and Children's Prayers  - (2005) Mother Goose, A Child's Garden of Verses and a traditional 18th century prayer
for mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     Cobbler! Cobbler! Mend My Shoe
    ii.    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    iii.   The Child and the Star
    iv.   Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man
    v.    Little Drops of Water
    vi.   Rain
    vii.   Rich Man, Poor Man
    viii.  Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep  

 

At tea - (2003) Thomas Hardy
soprano or mezzo soprano and piano 

'I am the One' - (2003) Thomas Hardy
for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Der gute Hirte - (2002) Psalm 23 in translation by Martin Luther 
for soprano, mezzo soprano or baritone and organ

 

Ashes and Eyes - (2002) Anton Gill
for mezzo soprano and organ

 

From the Song of Songs - (1998) Bible Texts edited by Julie Dalton Williamson
for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     I am black, but comely
    ii.    My Love
    iii.   I am sick with love
    iv.   Return!
    v.   A Seal Upon Your Heart

 

Drei einfache Lieder von Theodor Storm - (1996)
for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano / soprano or mezzo soprano and strings and harp 
    i.     Bittersüß (Præludium)
    ii.    Noch einmal
    iii.   Zwischen mir und dir
    iv.   Tag

 

Lore Lay - (1995) Clemens Brentano
for mezzo soprano and piano / mezzo soprano and orchestra 

 

Love Songs for Dorothy - (1990 / rev. 2009)     Gary Bachlund

for mezzo soprano and piano

        i.    Romance Novel

        ii.   Cigarette Smoke

        iii.  What About It?

        iv.  Jumbled

        v.   A Litany of Symptoms

 

La Mort - (1990) Charles Baudelaire
for medium voice and piano 
    i.      Prélude
    ii.     La Mort des Amants
    iii.    La Mort des Pauvres
    iv.    La Mort des Artistes
    v.     La Fin de la Jounée
    vi.    La Rêve d'un curieux
    vii.   Pour l'enfant
    viii.  Les vrais Voyageurs
    ix.    Interlude
    x.     Horreur!
    xi.    Pour le Voyage

 

Three Poems of Walter de la Mare - (1985)
for mezzo soprano and piano 
    i.     Alas, Alack!
    ii.    The Song of the Shadows
    iii.   Silver

 

chansons innocentes (1923) - (1984) E. E. Cummings
for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     in Just --
    ii.    hist whist
    iii.   Tumbling-hair

 

Dora's Girls from "Cannery Row"- (1983) John Steinbeck
for mezzo soprano and piano