Songs for Soprano

 

 

Songs for Soprano

chronologically by year of composition

Authors' Alphabetical Index

Maimorgen - (2016)     Christian Morgenstern

for soprano and harp

 

Das Gebet - (2016)     Christian Morgenstern

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Love and Poetry - (2016)     Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle

for soprano and piano

 

Quarrel - (2016)     Elinor Wylie    

for 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

 

Vier Nonsens-lieder - (2016)  Gustav Falke, Rudelsburg, Volksthümliches aus dem Königreich Sachsen, and from Machet auf das Tor

    for soprano and piano

      i.      Kuh

      ii.     An der Saale hellem Strande

      iii.    Dunkel war's

      iv.   Oh!

 

Heimlich zur Nacht - Else Lasker-Schüler

for soprano and piano

 

Cousin Kate - (2016)     Christina Rossetti

for soprano and piano

 

Viens ! - une flûte invisible - (2015)     Victor Hugo

for soprano and piano

 

Träume - (2015)     Stefan Zweig

for soprano and piano

 

Old Man - (2015)     Jean Starr Untermeyer

for soprano and piano

 

Humoresque - (2015)     Alice Corbin

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Die Unterhose - (2015)     Christian Morgenstern

for soprano and piano

 

Autumn Movement - (2015)     Carl Sandburg

for soprano and piano

 

Wenn mir mal ein Malheur passiert - (2015)     Wilhelm Busch

for soprano and piano

 

Abendgefühl - (2015)     Friedrich Hebbel

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Lenz - (2015)     Bertram Kottmann, after William Blake

for soprano and piano

 

Velvet Shoes - (2015)     Elinor Wylie

for soprano and piano

 

Punctuality - (2014)     Lewis Carroll

for 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

 

The Year - (2013)     Carl Sandburg

for soprano and piano

 

Frau Holle in ihrem himmlischen Haus - (2013)     Christian Morgenstern

for soprano and piano

 

Am Weihnachtsabend - (2012)     Joachim Ringelnatz

for soprano or 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

 

So wars - (2012)     Wilhelm Busch

for soprano and piano

 

Advent - (2011)     Rainer Maria Rilke

for soprano or 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

 

Zebaoth - (2010)     Else Lasker-Schüler

   for soprano and piano

 

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

   for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Zehn Morgenstern-lieder - (2010)     Christian Morgenstern

    for soprano and piano

      i.      Das Lied vom blonden Korken

      ii.     Das Wasser

      iii.    Der Mitternachtsmaus

      iv.   Kronprätendenten

      v.    Tapetenblume

      vi.   Himmel und Erde

      vii.  Die beiden Flaschen

      viii. Unter Zeiten

      ix.    Die beiden Esel

      x.     Der Traum der Magd

 

Sieben Goethe-liederchen - (2009)     Johann Wolfgang Goethe
   for soprano and piano
       i.    Ich, Egoist!
       ii.   Gleich und Gleich
       iii.  Der Saldo
       iv.  Der Rausch
       v.   Nein
       vi.  Im neuen Jahr
       vii. Der Abschied

 

Love Songs for Dorothy - (2009) 
for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano 
    i.     Romance Novel
    ii     Cigarette Smoke
    iii.   What about it?
    iv.   Jumbled
    v.    A Litany of Symptoms

Sea Poppies - (2009)     Hilda Doolittle (H. D.)

   for soprano and piano

 

Kind und Pfau - (2009)      Erich Kurt Mühsam

   for soprano and piano

 

O hehre Sangeskunst - (2009)     Erich Kurt Mühsam

   for soprano and piano

 

Schmetterlingslieder - (2009)    Karl Henckell

   for soprano and piano

       i.     Goldne Sterne, blaue Glöckchen

       ii.    Schwebe, du Schmetterling

 

I am the Wind - (2009)     Zoë Akins

   for soprano and piano

 

Over silent waters - (2009)    E. E. Cummings

   for soprano and piano

 

Decoration - (2008)   S. Foster Damon

   for soprano and piano

 

Sarah and Sandy and Sally and Sue - (2007, rev. 2008)    Gary Bachlund

   for soprano and piano

 

Tres Canciones de Ana María Fagundo - (2008)

   for soprano or tenor and piano

      i.    Malvas en la pradera

      ii.   A la poesía

      iii.  Rosas en diciembre

 

Three Cummings Songs - (2007)  E. E. Cummings 

    for soprano and piano

 

Wie nah? - (2006)  Rachel Harnisch

for soprano and piano

 

Music - (2006)   Walter de la Mare 

    high voice and piano

 

Fantaisies Décoratives - (2006)  Oscar Wilde 

for soprano and piano

    i.      Le Panneau

    ii.     Les Ballons

 

Trois Chansons de Gide - (2006) André Gide

for soprano, tenor or baritone voice and piano

    i.    Si le jour est passé

    ii.    À mes côtés, il est venu s'asseoir

    iii.    Lumière! ma lumière!

 

Vier Lieder von Else Lasker-Schüler (2005)
for soprano and piano
    i.     Nun schlummert meine Seele -- 
    ii.    Ich träume so leise von Dir 
    iii.   Weltende 
    iv.   Versöhnung

 

October - (2005) Robert Frost

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

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

 

this is the garden - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for 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)

 

In My Grave - (2005) Frances Ginzer
for soprano and piano

 

little man (2004) E. E. Cummings
for soprano and piano

 

Drei Lieder von Hugo von Hofmannsthal - (2003)
for soprano and piano
    i.     Regen in der Dämmerung
    ii.    Wolken
    iii.   Sturmnacht

 

To the States - (2003) Walt Whitman
from "Inscriptions" in "Leaves of Grass"
for soprano or tenor and piano

 

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

 

Chanson des escargot qui vont à l'enterrement - (2003) Jacques Prévert
for soprano and piano

 

"Calico Pie" and Other Nonsense - (2002) Edward Lear
for soprano and piano 
    i.     Calico Pie
    ii.    An Old Man with a Beard
    iii.   The Duck and the Kangaroo
    iv.   Eyes
    v.    The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly
    vi.   The Birds Sat Upon It
    vii.  The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
    viii. An Old Lady
    ix.   The Jumblies

 

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

 

Der grosse und der kleine Hund - (2001) Matthias Claudius
for soprano and piano

 

Four Songs of Gerard Manley Hopkins - (1999)
for soprano and piano 
    i.     Pied Beauty
    ii.    God's Grandeur
    iii.   Spring
    iv.   To Call Thee Love

 

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

 

Lausn - (1995) Pétúrsson
for high soprano and piano (or organ)
    i.         Sungið, sagt og ted 
    ii.        Þurfamaður 
    iii.      Daglega
    iv.      Lofa pinn guð

 

Kein Elend  - (1995) Wolfgang Johann Goethe
for soprano and piano 

 

o by the by - (1991) E. E. Cummings
for soprano and piano

 

wanta spend six dollars kid - (1985) E. E. Cummings
for high soprano and piano 

 

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

 

Daybreak from "Cannery Row" - (1983) John Steinbeck
for soprano and piano