Contributions to the Lieder Repertoire 1900-99

For singers and pianists interested in the art song repertoire, this is a list of those compositions for voice and piano, from the 1900-1999 era, which are still available, for purchase or otherwise, in score form. The aims and criteria are roughly as sent to the lieder-l mailing list on 9 March, 12 March and 13 March 2000. The songs are also collated by decade of composition where known, and the composers by publisher.

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If you know of a significant contribution to the art song repertoire, or a publisher, or a date of composition, which is not mentioned here, please let Peter Billam know.

Composers include Georges Auric, Milton Babbitt, Gary Bachlund, Ernst Bacon, Samuel Barber, Béla Bartók, Arnold Bax, Arthur Benjamin, Alban Berg, Lennox Berkeley, Gerald Berners, Leonard Bernstein, Peter Billam, Boris Blacher, Arthur Bliss, William Bolcom, Lili Boulanger, Paul Bowles, Pierre de Bréville, Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten, Hans Melchior Brugk, Ferruccio Busoni, George Butterworth, André Caplet, Elliott Carter, Pablo Casals, Aaron Copland, Jean Cras, George Crumb, Cesar Cui, Martin Dalby, Richard Danielpour, Malcolm Davidson, Claude Debussy, Maurice Delage, Marcel Delannoy, Frederick Delius, Leonid Desyatnikov, David Diamond, Arne Dørumsgaard, Jakob Druckman, John Duke, Hanns Eisler, Werner Egk, Gabriel Fauré, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, Jean Françaix, Monique Gabus, C. Armstrong Gibbs, Percy Grainger, Ivor Gurney, Reynaldo Hahn, John Harbison, Michael Head, Jake Heggie, Alfred Heller, Hans Werner Henze, Paul Hindemith, David Hogan, Lee Hoiby, Robin Holloway, Gustav Holst, Sidney Homer, Arthur Honegger, Donald Hope, Mervyn Horder, Herbert Howells, Georges Hüe, Jaques Ibert, John Ireland, Charles Ives, André Jolivet, Wilhelm Kempff, Yrjo Kilpinen, Erich Korngold, Ernst Krenek, Dorian le Gallienne, Jacques Leguerney, Franz Lehár, Liza Lehmann, Daniel Lesur, Lowell Liebermann, Douglas Lilburn, Fernando Lopes-Garça, Elizabeth Lutyens, Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Josef Marx, Nikolai Medtner, Olivier Messiaen, Darius Milhaud, Ed Talbot Moeran, John Musto, Carl Nielsen, Gösta Nystroem, Fernando Obrados, Oscar von Pander, Hans Pfitzner, Astor Piazzolla, Wolfgang Plagge, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Prokofiev, Roger Quilter, Sergei Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel, Gardner Read, Aribert Reimann, Hermann Reutter, Ned Rorem, Albert Roussel, Aulos Sallinen, Erik Satie, Henri Sauget, Othmar Schoeck, Arnold Schoenberg, Cyril Scott, Matyás Seiber, Dimitri Shostakovic, Jean Sibelius, Christian Sinding, Larry Sitsky, Roger Smalley, Arthur Somervell, Filipe de Sousa, Robert Starer, William Grant Still, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Donald Swann, Karol Szymanowski, John Tavener, Georg Tintner, Michael Tippett, Donald Tovey, Mark-Antony Turnage, Bernard van Dieren, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Heitor Villa-Lobos, William Walton, Peter Warlock, Anton Webern, Kurt Weill, Gerhard Wimberger, Stefan Wolpe, Xian Xing Hai, Alexander Zemlinsky.

Other composers have probably also written songs: Franco Alfano, Anne Boyd, Eve Beglarian, Nadia Boulanger, Alan Bush (1900-?) Afredo Casella, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, John Corigliano, Luigi Dallapiccola, Vicenzo Davico, Paquito D'Rivera, John Edmunds, Maurice Emmanuel, Stuart Findlay (first published by Boosey in Capetown?), Lukas Foss, Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Nikolai Golovanov, Ricky Ian Gordon, Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000), Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996), John Hatton, Richard Hundley, Francisco Lacerda (1869-1934), Libby Larsen, Peter Lange-Müller, Otto Luening, Lowell Liebermann, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Frederic Mompou, Goffredo Petrassi, Tobias Picker, Ildelbrabdo Pizzetti, André Previn, Ture Rangstrom, Ottorino Respighi, Schreker, Peter Sculthorpe, Rudi Stephan (1887-1915), Michael Tilson Thomas, Louis Vierne and Chen Yi, but all details of title, poet, opus, date and publisher are unknown. If you know any of these details, please let Peter Billam know.

Texts can be found at the indispensable Lied and Song Texts website www.recmusic.org/lieder . Other references include Italian Art Song by Ruth C. Lakeway and Robert C. White, Indiana University Press; From Parry to Finzi by Trevor Hold, Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, Suffolk; The Interpretation of French Song by Pierre Bernac, Gollancz; Guide de la Mélodie et du Lied by Brigitte François-Sacré and Gilles Fayard; and A French Song Companion by Graham Johnson and Richard Stokes, Oxford University Press.


Grouping the songs by the decade of their composition, where known, we have:
1900's 576 songs  
1910's 454 songs  
1920's 436 songs  
1930's 309 songs  
1940's 151 songs  
1950's 80 songs  
1960's 74 songs  
1970's 81 songs  
1980's 66 songs  
1990's 121 songs  
1900 - 1909
Sieben Frühe Lieder and Vier Lieder Op. 2 by Berg, Go Not, Happy day, Love Went A-Riding and So Perverse by Bridge, Chanson d'automne, Viens ! Une Flute invisible soupire, Poème de Mai, Green, Papillons, Lon lon la, chanson bretonne, Il était une fois jadis, Dans la fontaine, Tu nous souriais and Paroles à l'absente by Caplet, La Tour and Sept Mélodies by Cras, Twenty-one Poems by Nekrasov, Szesc piesni, Otzvuki voynï, Eighteen Poems by A. K. Tolstoy, Zmey, Musical Jokes and Experiments, Vesenyaya pesnya, Lamento, Trois Mélodies, Zhelaniye, Six Poems by Mickiewicz, Neuf Mélodies, Seventeen Children's Songs, Seven Poems by Armenian Poets, Gimm Stasovu, Six Poems by Solonsky and Khrista Radi by Cui, Trois chansons de France and Fêtes Galantes (2ème collection) by Debussy, Danish Songs by Delius, Op. 85, Deux Madrigaux Op. 87, Le don silencieux, Chanson, Vocalise-Etude and La chanson d'Eve by Fauré, Six Songs Op. 15, Six Songs Op. 16, Hymns from the Rig Veda and The heart worships by Holst, Poems of Thomas Hood, Two Songs, Poems of Browning, Songs from Underwoods A Child's Garden of Verses Four Songs, Three Songs, Seventeen Lyrics from Sing-Song and The Fiddler of Dooney by Homer, Air du matin, Air du soir, Chanson de Lognac, Portrait d'enfant, Ronde, Les yeux et la voix, Chansons Printanières, Dans le jardin multicolore, Edith au col de cygne, Trois poèmes maritimes, Croquis d'Orient, Jeunes chansons sur des vieux airs, Lieds dans la forêt, Chimères, Étrennes, Ferveur and Vertige by Hüe, Die Liebe zog vorüber by Lehár, The Daisy-Chain, 5 Greek Love-Songs, 5 French Songs, More Daisies, To a Little Red Spider, Songs of Love and Spring, The Life of a Rose, Bird Songs, Mr. Coggs and Other Songs for Children, Nonsense Songs, Breton Folk-Songs and Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral by Lehmann, Fünf Lieder by Alma Mahler, Kindertotenlieder von Rückert and Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler, Op. 10, 11, Song without Opus, Op. 14, 15, 18, 19, 22 and 24 by Pfitzner, Unpublished juvenilia by Prokofiev, Three Songs, Shakespeare Songs, To Julia, To Daisies, Songs of Sorrow, Weep You No More, Song of the Blackbird and Seven Elizabethan Lyrics by Quilter, Twelve Songs Op. 14, Twelve Songs Op. 21 and Fifteen Songs Op. 26 by Rachmaninov, Shéhérazade, Cinq mélodies populaires grêques, Histoires naturelles, Sainte, Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, Les grands vents venus d'outremer, Sur l'herbe and Chants Populaires by Ravel, Brettl Lieder, Sechs Lieder Op. 3, Acht Lieder Op. 6, Zwei Balladen Op. 12, Zwei Lieder Op. 14, Am Strande and Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten Op. 15 by Schoenberg, Two Songs op. 3, Two Songs op. 5, Three Songs op. 9, Two Songs op. 11, Ballad of Dark Rosaleen, op. 13, Two Songs op. 24, Greek Song, op. 29, Two Songs op. 30, Asleep, op. 31, Autumnal, op. 32, Villanelle, op. 33, no. 3, Evening Hymn, op. 34, Two Songs op. 36, Two Songs op. 38, Three Songs op. 42, Four Songs op. 43, Three Songs op. 46, Afterday, op. 50, no. 1, Three Songs op. 52, Three Songs op. 55, Two Songs op. 56, Three Songs op. 57, Two Songs op. 61, Three Songs op. 62, And So I Made A Villanelle, op. 65 and Two Songs op. 68 by Scott, Love in Springtime, The Shropshire Lad, James Lee's Wife and A Broken Arc by Somervell, Op. 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53 and 56 by Strauss, Opus 6 by Stravinsky, 6 Songs Op.3 by Tovey, Drei Lieder, Drei Lieder Op. 4 and Nachtliedje uit "Lioba" by van Dieren, Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams, Fünf Lieder Op. 3 and Fünf Lieder Op. 4 by Webern, Ehetanzlied und andere Gesänge, In der Sonnesgasse, Herr Bombardil, Maiblumen blühten überall, Es war ein alter König, Mädel, kommst du mit zum Tanz ?, Über eine Wiege, Schlummerlied, Zwei Balladen and Fünf Lieder by Zemlinsky
1910 - 1919
Fünf Lieder Op. 15 and Fünf Lieder Op. 16 by Bartók, Seven Selected Songs by Bax, Fünf Lieder nach Peter Altenberg Op. 4 by Berg, Quatre mélodies pour voix moyennes, Héros, je vous salue and France by Bréville, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Bredon Hill by Butterworth, En regardant ces belles fleurs, Nuit d'automne, Solitude, Le vieux coffret, Prière normande, Quand reverrai-je, hélas!, La Croix Douloureuse, Détresse, Panis Angelicus, Pater Noster and Pie Jesu by Caplet, Elégies by Cras, Seventeen more Children's Songs, Net, ne tebya, Ochnuvshiysya oryol, Politicheskomu poetu, Twenty-four Poems, Muzïkal'nïye miniatyurï, yumoreski, pis'ma, Four Fables by Krïlov, Betye tevtona, Last Seventeen Children's Songs, Budris and his Sons, Songs of the Western Slave, Baben', Ne tsvetok-li, Spiski smerti, Utro zhizni, Gimn futurizmu and La Bataille by Cui, An Arabesque and Four Old English Lyrics by Delius, Le jardin clos, Mirages Baronne, C'est la paix and L'Horizon Chimérique by Fauré, Severn Meadows by Gurney, Two Songs, Bandana Ballads, Op. 23, Dearest, The Song of the Shirt, Songs of Experience, Songs of the Old South, Sing to me, sing, Babylon the Great, Sheep and Lambs, The Battle of Blenheim, Three Scotch Poems, Four Modern Poems, Homeland and Songs from Mother Goose by Homer, Girl's Son and A Madrigal by Howells, Chansons du valet de coeur, Trois nouvelles mélodies, Deux poésies de Jean Lahor, L'un et l'autre, Vengeons nos morts, Triptyque, Dans le parc and Esquisses marocainnes by Hüe, Heart's Desire, The Cost, Spring Sorrow, I have Twelve Oxen, Sea Fever and The Bells of Saint Marie by Ireland, Jalkanen Lieder by Kilpinen, Aus eiserner Zeit by Lehár, 5 Little Love Songs, Prairie Pictures, Songs of a Flapper, Cowboy Ballads, The Well of Sorrow, 5 Tenor Songs, Hips and Haws, Songs of Good Luck, Parody Pie, 3 Snow Songs and 3 Songs for Low Voice by Lehmann, Vier Lieder and Fünf Gesänge by Alma Mahler, Deux mélodies Hébraïques and Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé by Ravel, Op. 25 and 26 by Pfitzner, Le Bestiare and Cocardes by Poulenc, Two Poems Op. 9, The ugly duckling Op. 18, Five Poems by Bal'mont Op. 23 and Five Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 27 by Prokofiev, Songs of Sorrow by Quilter, Fourteen Songs Op. 34 and Six Songs Op. 38 by Rachmaninov, Trois poèmes d'amour and Trois mélodies by Satie, Two Songs op. 70, Evening, op. 71, no. 2, Four Songs op. 72, Three Songs op. 74, Old Song Ended, Love's Aftermath, In the Valley, Little Song of Picardie, Pierrot and the Moon Maiden, Sleep Song, For a Dream's Sake, Where Be Going?, Autumn Song, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Birthday, Nocturne, Retrospect, Spring Song, Sumer Is Icumen In, Song of Arcady, Prayer, Lilac-Time, Evening Melody, Autumn's Lute, Meditation, Night Song, Tyrolese Evensong, Rain, Invocation, Garrison Churchyard, Requiem, Little Bells of Sevilla, Looking Back, Pilgrim Cranes, Sands of Dee, Sunshine and Dusk, Oracle, Alone, In Absence, Tranquility, Time O'Day, Pastorale, Old Loves, Sea-Fret, She's But a Lassie Yet and Sundown by Scott, Six Songs Op. 90 by Sibelius, Op. 66, 67, 68 and 69 by Strauss, Es geht ein Wind, Es fallt ein Stern, Trennung, Mädchenlied, Epiphanias, Green, À Cassandre, La Maison de Bonheur, Ich wanderte unter den Bäumen and Voici les lieux Charmants by van Dieren, Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, The Wind from the West, A Lake and a Fairy Boat, Music, when soft voices die, The Everlasting Voices, The Cloths of Heaven, Saudades, The Water Lily, I asked a thief, Bright is the Ring of Words, To the Memory of a Great Singer, Take, O Take those Lips Away, As ever I saw, My Gostly Fader, The bayley berith the bell away, Whenas the Rye, Dedication, Love for Love, My Sweet Little Darling, Sweet Content, Bulalalow, Mourn no Mor, Romance and There is a Lady Sweet and Kind by Warlock, Vier Lieder Op. 12 by Webern, Sechs Lieder Op. 13 by Zemlinsky.
1920 - 1929
Schließe mir die Augen beide by Berg, Sainte, Bonjour mon coeur, La Terre les eaux va buvant, Ô mon ange gardien, Baiser and La Cloche fêlée by Bréville, Beware!, Quatre Chansons Françaises and The Birds by Britten, Cinq Ballades de Paul Fort, Le livre rose, La cloche felée, La mort des pauvres, La part à Dieu, Sonnet: Doux fut le trait, Loué soit mon Seigneur and Corbeille de fruits by Caplet, L'Offrande Lyrique, Image, Fontaines, Cinq Robaïyats, Vocalise Étude and Sur la mer by Cras, A Cristmas Carol by Davidson, Lieder nach Friedrich Nietzsche by Delius, ten songs by Egk, Dies Natalis and A Young Man's Exhortation by Finzi, The Fields Are Full, Nod and Silver by Gibbs, A Green Cornfield, Money-O and Sweet Chance by Head, Six Cheerful Songs, General William Booth, The Everlasting Mercy, The Lay of the Laborer, The Widow in the Bye Street and Three Songs from the Slums by Homer, King David by Howells, Versailles, Les heures, Deux poèmes japonais, Épiphanie, L'inconnue, Lied, Madonne, Le mariage de Marion, Mélancholie, Sonnez les matines, Deux chansons dans le style populaire and Impressions d'Alsace by Hüe, The Vagabond by Ireland, the Nordic Period songs Op. 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 33 and 45 by Kilpinen, O Lacrymosa, Stella's Monologue and Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen by Krenek, Amours by Lehár, 3 Songs for Low Voice by Lehmann, Marienlieder by von Pander, Op. 29, 30, 32, 33 and 35 by Pfitzner, Poèmes de Ronsard, Chansons gaillardes, Vocalise and Airs chantés by Poulenc, Five songs without words Op. 35, Five Poems by Bal'mont Op. 37 and Five Kazakh Popular Songs by Prokofiev, Three Songs of William Blake, The Fuchsia Tree and Five English Love Lyrics by Quilter, Ronsard à son âme, Chansons Madécasses, and Rêves by Ravel, Trois petites mélodies and Ludions by Satie, Night Wind, Our Lady of Violets, Watchman, Water-Lilies, Immortality, Have Ye Seen Him Pass By?, All Through the Night, Huckster, Minstrel Boy, I'll Bid My Heart Be Still, Blythe and Merry Was She, By Yon Bonnie Banks, Cherry Ripe, Comin' Thro' the Rye, Villanelle of Firelight, Reconciliation, From Afar, In the Silver Moonbeams, Garden of Memory, What Art Thou Thinking Of?, Mist, Angelus , Ballad of Fair Helen of Kirkconnel, op. 8, Lord Randall, Aspiration, To-Morrow, Sea-Song of Gafran, March Requiem and If We Must Part by Scott, Five Songs of the Orient Op. 77, Und dann nicht mehr and Von künftigen Alter by Strauss, Mon bras pressait ta taille frêle, À Cassandre, Balow, O! quand je dors, Schon Rohtraut, These are the Sorrows, She, alas, I love in vain, With margerain gentle, Weep you no more, sad fountains, Spring Song of the Birds, Take, O take those lips away, Dream Pedalry, Who shall have my dear Lady ?, Spring, the sweet Spring, Quaint Old Song for Christmas Time, Spleen, Last Days, Mild is the Parting Year, The Touch of Love dispels the Gloom, Love must be Gone, She I love, alas in vain, The Leaves are Falling; so am I, One year ago my path was green, Der Asra, Rondel, The stranger 'lighted from his steed and Asleep ! O sleep a little while by van Dieren, Play Acting, True Toper's Tunes, Late Summer, Good Ale, Hey troly loly lo, The Batchelor, Piggesnie, Little Trotty Wagtail, The Singer, Adam lay ybounden, Rest, sweet Nymphs, Sleep, Tyrley Tyrlow, Lillygay, Peterisms, In an Arbour Green, Autumn Twilight, Milkmaids, Candlelight, Jenny Gray, Two short songs, Consider, Twelve Oxen, The Toper's Song, Sweet and Twenty, Peter Warlock's Fancy, Yarmouth Fair, I have a Garden, Chanson du Jour de Noël, Pretty Ring Time, Two Songs, The Countryman, Maltworms, Robin Goodfellow, Julian of Berry, Away to Twiver, Fair and True, Four Belloc Songs, The First Mercy, The Lover's Maze, Cradle Song, Sigh no more, Ladies, Walking the Woods, Mockery, The Jolly Shepherd, Queen Anne, Passing by, Seven Songs of Summer, And wilt thou leave me thus ?, The Cricketers of Hambledon, Fill the Cup, Philip and The Frostbound Wood by Warlock, Zwei Lieder von Mechthild von Magdeburg, Vöglein Schwermut, Der Abend ist mein Buch, Rothe Äuglein, Idylle, Kleiner Erfolg, Schlummerlied, Fünf Lieder von Friedrich Hölderlin, Sechs Bearbeitungen Ostjüdischer Volkslieder, Drei Lieder nach Heinrich von Kleist, Neun Vertonungen aus Gitanjali, Zwei Fabeln für Bariton und Klavier, Eine unterdrückte Klasse, An Anna Blume von Kurt Schwitters, Decret Nr. 2: An die Armee der Künstler, Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Erich Kästner, Drei Lieder von Willi für Alt und Klavier and Drei Arbeitslieder von Thomas Ring by Wolpe.
1930 - 1939
Songs at Parting by Bacon, Three Songs Op. 2 and Three Songs Op. 10 by Barber, Shepherd's Holiday by Benjamin, How Love Came In by Berkeley, Six Chansons, Danger de Mort, Memnon, Scenes from the Door, There my Lost Hands, Green Songs, Rain Rots the Wood, Twelve American Folk Songs, Four American Folk Songs and An American Hero by Bowles, 12 Rondels de Charles d'Orléans by Bréville, Friday afternoons, A poison tree, When you're feeling like expressing your affection, Our Hunting Fathers, Cabaret Songs, Not even summer yet, The red cockatoo, On This Island and Les Illuminations by Britten, De cara al mar by Casals, Trois Chansons Bretonnes by Cras, Rollicum Rorum, The Sigh and Let us Garlands Bring by Finzi, The Ship of Rio by Gibbs, the Humbert Wolfe Songs by Holst, Mélancholie du souvenir, Chanson, Mélodie, La Polletaise, Passereau, Passerose, Berceuse pour les Geux and La nuit immortelle by Hüe, Lieder der Liebe Op. 61 and Lieder um den Tod Op. 62 by Kilpinen, Die Nachtigal by Krenek, Les Compagnons d'Ulysse by Lehár, Five songs for soprano, Four songs for tenor and piano and Six songs for tenor, soprano and piano by Lutyens, Songs Op. 52 by Medtner, Op. 40 and 41 by Pfitzner, Épitaphe, Trois poèmes de Louise Lalanne, Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, Cinq Poèmes de Max Jacob, Huit Chansons Polonaises, Cinq poèmes d'Eluard, À sa guitarre, Tel jour telle nuit, Trois poèmes, Deux poèmes, Miroirs brûlants, Le portrait, La grenouillère, Priez pour paix, Ce doux petit visage, Bleuet and Fiançailles pour rire by Poulenc, Two Songs from Lieutenant Kijé Op. 60b, Three Children's Songs Op. 68, Three Romances Op. 73, Three Songs from Aleksandr Nevskiy Op. 78b and Seven Songs Op. 79 by Prokofiev, I Arise from Dreams of Thee and How Should I your true love know by Quilter, Drei Lieder Op. 48 by Schoenberg, Mermaid's Song, Little Foreigner, Lady June and Arise My Love, My Fair One by Scott, Four Romances Op. 46 by Shostakovic, Junge Liebe by Tintner, Weeping and Kissing, Doch die Kastraten Klagten, Mit deinen blauen Augen, Was will die einsame Thräne, Seraphine, A prayer and Frail the White Rose by van Dieren, Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos, After Two Years, The Fox and Bethlehem Down by Warlock, Drei Gesänge Op. 23 and Drei Gesänge Op. 25 by Webern, Zwei Lieder nach Gedichten von Johannes R. Becher, Acht Lieder auf Texte von Heine, Ottwalt, Weinert, und anderen, Politische Satyren, Vier Antikriegslieder, Hebrew Solo Songs, Zwei Lieder aus dem Hohenlied, Four Songs from Ballad of the Unknown Soldier, Drei Lieder für Bass und Klavier, Vier Lieder für Alt oder Bariton und Klavier and Two Songs of Bialik by Wolpe. Wind by Xian, Und einmal gehst du, Sechs Lieder, Das bucklichte Männlein, Ahnung Beatricens, Zwölf Lieder and Three Songs by Zemlinsky
1940 - 1949
Three Theatrical Songs by Babbitt, Four Songs Op. 13 and Two Songs Op. 18 by Barber, Being Young and Green by Bliss, Five Songs about Spring, Two Skies, Night without Sleep, Cuatro Canciones, Three Songs from the Sierras, They Cannot Stop Death, The Frozen Horse, Blue Mountain Ballads, Farther from the Heart, Once a Lady was Here, When Rain or Love Began, Sailor's Song, Baby Baby, Three, On a Quiet Conscience and Letter to Freddy by Bowles, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Wild with passion (Song, on the water), If thou wilt ease thine heart, Cradle Song (Sleep, my darling, sleep), Serenade, Birthday song for Erwin, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Canticle I and A charm of lullabies by Britten, The Estuary and Lavendar Pond by Head, Four Songs by Krenek, Dalai by Lehár, Summer's Sadness, Willow Song, Holiday Piece, O Fons Bandusiae, Song Thinking of Her Dead, Li Po in Spring, Summer Afternoon and The Islands by Lilburn, In the temple of a bird's wing Op. 37 by Lutyens, Banalités, Chansons villageoises, Métamorphoses, Deux Poèmes, Montparnasse, Hyde Park, Le pont, Un poème, Paul et Virginie, Mais mourir, Hymne, Trois chansons de García Lorca, Le disparu, Main dominé par le coeur, Calligrammes and Mazurka by Poulenc, Twelve Russian Folksongs Op. 104 and Two Duets Op. 106 by Prokofiev, Drooping Wings and Old Songs by Quilter, And they hung him from a tree by Still, Six Romances Op. 62 and Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovic and Four Last Songs by Strauss, Liebeslied by Tintner, Boyhood's End by Tippett, Drei Lieder von Bertolt Brecht, Three Songs for Medium Voice and Piano and Songs from The Domestic Breviary by Wolpe.
1950 - 1959
Nuvoletta Op. 25, Mélodies passagères Op. 27 and Hermit Songs Op. 29 by Barber, Two Songs from The Tempest by Bowles, Abraham and Isaac, Winter Words, Still falls the Rain, Songs from the Chinese, Nocturne and 6 Hoelderlin Fragmente by Britten, Tres estrofas de amor and El angel travieso by Casals, Lines in Autumn, Elegy, Sings Harry, Clear Sky and The Picnic by Lilburn, La Fraicheur et le Feu, Parisiana, Rosemonde, Le travail du peintre, Deux mélodies, Dernier poème and Une chanson de porcelaine by Poulenc, Five Monologues Op. 91 by Shostakovic, Four French Folksongs by Seiber, Dois Sonetos by de Sousa, and The Heart's Assurance by Tippett.
1960 - 1969
Despite and Still by Barber, Gothic Suite by Bowles, Um Mitternacht, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, The Poet's Echo and Who are these children? by Britten, Leuchtende Nacht by Brugk, Cupid and my Campbase by Dalby, Four Houseman fragments and Tender only to one by Holloway, Lullay Lullay Thou Tiny Little Child by Hope, The Flea and Wechselrahmen by Krenek, Four Divine Poems of John Donne by le Gallienne, The egocentric and The supplicant by Lutyens, La courte paille by Poulenc, Andalusiana by Reutter, Spring-Day by Scott, Satires Op. 109, Five Romances from Krokodil Op. 121, Preface to the Complete Edition of my Works Op. 123 and Seven Blok Romances Op. 127 by Shostakovic, Three Poems of Walter de la Mare by Smalley, The Road Goes Ever On by Swann and Songs for Ariel by Tippett.
1970 - 1979
Three Songs Op. 45 by Barber, Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi, Canticle V: The death of St Narcissus, A Birthday Hansel and Phaedra by Britten, Five Poems by Desyatnikov, Quatre Mélodies sur des textes d'André Gide by Gabus, Banal sojourn, Georgian songs, Five little songs about Death, Lights out, In the 30th year, Author of Light, This is just to say, The blue doom of summer, Willow Cycle, From high windows, Killing time, The noon's repose and A medley of nursery rhymes by Holloway, Norah's Song to the Skull by Lilburn, Clepsidra by Lopes-Garça, In the direction of the beginning Op. 76 and That sun Op. 137 and Lutyens, Nantucket Songs by Rorem, Six Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva Op. 173, Suite to the Poems of Michelangelo Buonarotti Op. 175 and Four Poems of Captain Lebyadkin Op. 176 by Shostakovic and Songs for Dov by Tippett.
1980 - 1989
Dora's Girls and Daybreak from "Cannery Row", Sonnet CXVI, the Cambridge ladies, Buffalo Bill's, This Perfect World, it may not always be so; and i say, Southern Pacific, little tree, why did you go, chansons innocentes, Three Little Americana Songs, Three Poems of Walter de la Mare, wanta spend six dollars kid, All That's Past, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, A Hymn to God the Father, My Sweet Mistress, Thought for a Sunshiny Morning, i'm very fond of black bean soup, Four songs from "The Tempest", Hollywood, Voices Under Milk Wood and Goethe-lieder by Bachlund, De Profundis and Nacht by Billam, My Love was Light by Bowles, Mirabai by Harbison, Whatever we may be and The lover's well by Holloway, Song Cycle for Gina by Tavener.
1990 - 1999
La Mort, Green, Le Silence, Unsinn Poesie, Kein Elend, Lore Lay, Es stot ein lind in himelreich, Forelle Müllerin Art, Drei einfache Lieder von Theodor Storm, Sole e amore, Kleengedichtjes, Lausn, Four Epigrams of Asclepiades, Consolation, Live with Me, A Rational Anthem, From the Song of Songs, I Will Love You Anywhere, Four Songs of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Felix Randal and The Pilgrim Soul by Bachlund. Three Songs and Tres Casidas del Diván del Tamarit by Billam, Counterpoise by Druckman, The Faces of Love, Encountertenor, Eve-Song, Thoughts Unspoken, Natural Selection, Paper Wings, Songs to the Moon and Of Gods and Cats by Heggie, Six Songs from the Arabian by Henze, Three Love Songs by Hogan, Sólarljód by Plagge, Akhmatova Songs by Tavener.

Grouping the composers by publisher, we have
Associated Music Publishers publish Harbison and Villa-Lobos.
bachlund.org publish Bachlund.
Baerenreiter publish Marx.
Bardic Edition ( www.bardic-music.com, 6 Fairfax Crescent, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2ES, England ) publish Horder.
Böhm Verlag ( de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Böhm_&_Sohn, www.boehm-und-sohn.de, +49 821 50284-0 Lange Gasse 26 D-86152 Augsburg ) publish von Pander.
Boosey and Hawkes ( www.boosey.com ) publish Bartók, Bliss, Britten, Dalby, Delius, Finzi, Hope, Howells, Ireland, Milhaud, Rorem, Scott, Somervell, Strauss, Turnage, Vaughan Williams and Warlock. They also distribute Winthrop Rogers who publish Benjamin, Berkeley, Bridge, Davidson, Gibbs, Head, Quilter and Warlock.
Bote und Bock publish Kilpinen.
Breitkopf and Härtel ( www.breitkopf.com ) publish Eisler and Kilpinen.
Max Brockhaus publish Pfitzner.
Chester Music (8-9 Frith Street, London W1V 5TZ) publish Lutyens, Tavener and Warlock.
Classical Vocal Reprints ( www.classicalvocalrep.com ) publish Bacon.
Dover publish Debussy, Fauré, Gustav Mahler, Rachmaninov and Ravel.
Durand publish Caplet, Delannoy, Messiaen, Milhaud, Jolivet, Lesur, Poulenc, Ravel and Roussel.
Éditions Musicales Transatlantiques (14 avenue Hoche, Paris 8e, France) publish Gabus.
Elkin Music Services ( www.elkinmusic.co.uk, Norwich, UK ) own Thames Publishing. They publish Scott. See also Music Sales.
Eschig publish Auric, Françaix, Poulenc, Symanowski and Villa-Lobos.
Faber and Faber publish Britten and Smalley.
Fazer publish Kilpinen.
Heugel publish Auric, Delannoy, Dupont, Hahn, Hüe, Jolivet, Milhaud, Poulenc and Sauget.
Hug (Hug Musikverlag, Limmatquai 28, Postfach CH-8022 Zürich) publish Schoeck.
International Music Company publish Hahn.
Alphonse Leduc (175, rue Saint-Honoré, 75040 Paris Cedex 01, France) publish Hahn, Hüe, Ibert and Poulenc.
Henri Lemoine ( www.henry-lemoine.com ) publish Gabus.
Alfred Lengnick or Complete Music publish Horder and Lutyens.
Masters Music, of Florida, USA, ( www.masters-music.com ), formerly Kalmus, publish Butterworth, Delius, Finzi, Nielsen, Rachmaninov, Strauss, Warlock and Zemlinsky.
Merion Music are associated with Theodore Presser and publish Charles Ives.
Music of Moscow, Russia, publish Shostakovic.
Music Sales publish Warlock. They also distribute R H Elkin, Curwen and Novello.
Norsk Musikforlag publish Dørumsgaard
Novello publish Somervell. See also Music Sales.
Oxford University Press publish Delius, van Dieren and Warlock.
Peters publish Pfitzner and Rorem.
pjb.com.au publish Billam.
Ricordi publish Lesur, Sauget and Zemlinksky.
Salabert publish Leguerney, Honegger, Poulenc and Roussel.
Schirmer ( www.schirmer.com ) publish Barber, Bowles, Harbison, Heggie, Hogan and Homer.
Schott publish Egk, Fortner, Françaix, Henze, Hindemith, Horder, Krenek, Lutyens, Mahler, Milhaud, Pfitzner, Reimann, Reutter, Scott, Seiber, Tippett and Wimberger.
Simrock publish Brugk.
Stainer and Bell publish Warlock. They also distribute Augener.
Thames Publishing publish Bax, Butterworth, Gurney, Holst, Moeran, Quilter, Swann, van Dieren and Warlock. Thames is now owned by Elkin Music Services and may also be distributed by Schirmer and by Novello. They specialise in British music, often re-publishing songs otherwise out of print under licence from the original publisher.
Universal Edition (Postfach 130, A-1015 Wien) publish Bartók, Berg, Eisler, Krenek, Alma Mahler, Schoenberg, Symanowski, Webern, Zemlinsky.
Edition Walhall publish Kempff.
Josef Weinberger ( www.josef-weinberger.com ) publish Lehár and originally published Alma Mahler. They are also associated with Glocken Verlag.
Westerliegh Publications ( Thornhough, Lustleigh, Devon, England ) publish Horder.
Georges Auric
Georges Auric has written about thirty mélodies for voice and piano including
  • Six poèmes de Paul Eluard (Heugel)
  • Trois poèmes de Léon-Paul Fargue (Eschig)
  • Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin (Eschig)
  • Trois poèmes de Max Jacob (Heugel)
Dates unknown. Published by Eschig and Heugel.
Milton Babbitt
The compositions of Milton Babbitt for voice and piano include
  • Three Theatrical Songs (1946) from a music theatre piece based on Homer's Odyssee, incl: Now You See It (Circe's song)
Publisher unknown.
Gary Bachlund
The pre-2000 compositions of Gary Bachlund for voice and piano include:
  • Dora's Girls from "Cannery Row" (1983, John Steinbeck)
  • Daybreak from "Cannery Row" (1983, John Steinbeck)
  • Sonnet CXVI (1983, Shakespeare)
  • the Cambridge ladies (1983, E. E. Cummings)
  • Buffalo Bill's (1983, E. E. Cummings)
  • This Perfect World (1983, David Fries) incl: Memories, Friends and The Dance
  • it may not always be so; and i say (1983, E. E. Cummings)
  • Southern Pacific (1984, Carl Sandburg) for tenor and baritone and piano
  • little tree (1984, E. E. Cummings)
  • why did you go (1984, E. E. Cummings)
  • chansons innocentes (1984, E. E. Cummings) in Just, hist whist and Tumbling-hair
  • Three Little Americana Songs (1985) incl: Nature, Ann Street and Like a Sick Eagle
  • Three Poems of Walter de la Mare (1985) incl: Alas, Alack!, The Song of the Shadows and Silver
  • wanta spend six dollars kid (1985, E. E. Cummings)
  • All That's Past (1986, Walter de la Mare)
  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissed (1986, Edna St. Vincent Millay)
  • A Hymn to God the Father (1987, John Donne)
  • My Sweet Mistress (1989, Shakespeare)
  • Thought for a Sunshiny Morning (1989, Dorothy Parker)
  • i'm very fond of black bean soup (1989, E. E. Cummings)
  • Four songs from "The Tempest" (1989, Shakespeare) Stephano's Song, Where the Bee Sucks, Caliban's Song and Come Unto These Yellow Sands
  • Hollywood (1989, Bertolt Brecht)
  • Voices Under Milk Wood (1989, Dylan Thomas) First Voice, A Draper Mad With Love, Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard Widow, Bessie Bighead, Oh There's a Face!, Whispers on the Stairs, Mary Ann Sailors, Remember Last Night?, The Children's Song, Polly Garter (singing), Knock Twice, Jack, A Puffball, Sunset Hymn , In Pembroke City and First Voice Last
  • Goethe-lieder (1989) including: Das Alte, Ja schelte nur, Das Beste, Annonce, Lebenslust, Was bleibt denn and Hab ich nur geschrieben
  • Talent (1990, Goethe)
  • Three Blake Settings (1990, William Blake) incl: The Sick Rose, The Lilly and Ah! Sun-flower
  • Love Songs of Dorothy Parker (1990) Two-Volume Novel, in the Smoke, General Review of the Sex Situation, Theory and Symptom Recital
  • Because I could not stop for death (1990, Emily Dickinson)
  • mr youse needn't be so spry (1990, E. E. Cummings)
  • e. e.'s songs (1990, E. E. Cummings) incl: Jimmie's got a goil, raise the shade will you dearie?, mary green, says ol man no body-, time, be kind and plato told him
  • La Mort (1990, Charles Baudelaire) incl: Prélude, La Mort des Amants, La Mort des Pauvres, La Mort des Artistes, La Fin de la Journée, La Rêve d'un curieux, Pour l'enfant, Les vrais Voyageurs, Interlude, Horreur! and Pour le Voyage
  • Green (1990, Paul Verlaine)
  • Le Silence (1991, Alfred de Vigny)
  • Kleengedichtjes - (1991, Guido Gezelle) incl: Vlaamsche poësis, Als de ziel luistert, Janneke, De winden, Naar Hem, Snee and In de blijde mei!
  • seeker of truth (1991, E. E. Cummings)
  • the secrets of living (1991, E. E. Cummings)
  • The Quilt (1991, Gary Bachlund)
  • Weeping Is A Comfort (1991, Gary Bachlund)
  • Songs for the Victim of AIDS (1991, Gary Bachlund) incl: Clever Death, Stupid Death, It was a cross, Room A-460, Yesterday, A Litany of Finger Pointing and The Quilt
  • To Women, As Far As I'm Concerned (1991, D. H. Lawrence)
  • Chamber Music (1991, James Joyce) incl: Make Music Sweet, Twilight , Goldenhair, Where Love Did Sometime Go, Pain, Companion, Gentle Lady, Rain Has Fallen and I Hear an Army
  • Small Homes (1991, Carl Sandburg)
  • o by the by (1991, E. E. Cummings)
  • "Alice" Songs (1991, Lewis Carroll) incl: Childhood Dreams, Little Crocodile, Pig and Pepper, The Mock Turtle's Lament, Jabberwocky, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, The Lion and the Unicorn and Queen Alice
  • Ancient Music (1991, Ezra Pound)
  • A Prayer for Today (1991, Ambrose Bierce)
  • Blue Mountain Ballads (1991, Tennessee Williams) incl: Sugar in the Cane, Heavenly Grass, Cabin and Lonesome Man
  • Anne Frank (1992, Michael O'Loughlin)
  • Little Questions (1992, Gary Bachlund)
  • Sole e amore (1993, Giacomo Puccini)
  • Lausn (1995 Pétúrsson) in Icelandic, incl: Sungið, sagt og ted, Þurfamaður, Daglega and Lofa pinn guð
  • Four Epigrams of Asclepiades (1995) in Greek, incl: Zeu, Nicaretes, Oenos and Pin', Asclepiades
  • Unsinn Poesie (1995, Brigitte Peter, Gerhard Rühm and Martin Walser) incl: Ein Zungenzerfitzler, Sonnett and Professoren-Liedchen
  • Kein Elend (1995, Goethe) for soprano
  • Lore Lay (1995, Clemens Brentano) for mezzo soprano and piano (or orchestra)
  • Es stot ein lind in himelreich (1996, H. Loufenberg c. 1450) for medium voice
  • Forelle Müllerin Art (1996) a recipe for trout after Schubert, for baritone
  • Drei einfache Lieder von Theodor Storm (1996) including: Bittersüß (Præludium), Noch einmal, Zwischen mir und dir and Tag
  • Consolation (1996, Ambrose Bierce)
  • Live with Me (1997, Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh, quoted by Shakespeare)
  • A Rational Anthem (1998, Ambrose Bierce)
  • From the Song of Songs (1998) incl: I am black, but comely, My Love, I am sick with love, Return! and A Seal Upon Your Heart
  • I Will Love You Anywhere (1999, Mark Burstein, after Dr. Seuss)
  • Four Songs of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1999) incl: Pied Beauty, God's Grandeur, Spring and To Call Thee Love
  • Felix Randal (1999, Gerard Manley Hopkins)
  • The Pilgrim Soul (1999, William Butler Yeats)
Gary Bachlund is based in Berlin, and has continued to compose numerous songs since 2000. Published by www.bachlund.org
Ernst Bacon
The compositions for voice and piano of Ernst Bacon (1898-1990) include
  • Fifty Songs, published by Dragon's Teeth Press, 1974.
  • Four Poems by Emily Dickinson, a short cycle including Its All I Have To Bring, So Bashful, To Make A Prairie and This Of All My Hopes
  • Songs at Parting (Walt Whitman, 1930) 8 songs incl: no. 5 One Thought Ever At The Fore, reprinted by Classical Vocal Reprints
Dates unknown. See also the autobiography Ernst Bacon, self-published, 1974. There is an Ernst Bacon web site, run by his grandson, at www.ernstbacon.org
Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Ten Early Songs incl: Slumber Song of the Madonna (Alfred Noyes)
  • Three Songs Op. 2 (1935 ?) incl: The Daises (Stephens), With rue my heart is laden (Housemann) and Bessie Bobtail (Stephens)
  • Three Songs Op. 10 (1938 ?) incl: Rain had fallen, Sleep now and I hear an army (Joyce)
  • Four Songs Op. 13 (1940 ?) incl: A Nun Takes the Veil (Hopkins), The Secrets of the Old (Yeats), Sure on this shining night (Agee) and Nocturne (Prokosch)
  • Two Songs Op. 18 (1943) incl: The queen's face on the summery coin (Horan) and Monks and Raisins (García Villa)
  • Nuvoletta Op. 25 (1951 ?) on a poem by James Joyce
  • Mélodies passagères Op. 27 (1951 ?) incl: Puisque tout passe, Un cygne, Tombeau dans un parc, Le clocher chante and Départ (Rilke)
  • Hermit Songs Op. 29, (anon, 8th - 13th centuries, 1953) incl: At St Patrick's Purgatory, Church Bell at Night, St. Ita's Vision, The Heavenly Banquet, The Crucifixion, Sea-Snatch, Promiscuity, The Monk and his Cat, The Praises of God and The Desire for Hermitage
  • Despite and Still, Op. 41 (1968 ?) incl: A Last Song (Graves), My Lizard (Röthke), In the Wilderness (Graves), Solitary Hotel (Joyce) and Despite and Still (Graves)
  • Three Songs Op. 45 (1973 ?) incl: Now I have fed and eaten up the Rose (Keller tr. Joyce), A Green Lowland of Pianos (Milosz tr. Harasymonovicz) and O boundless, boundless evening (Heym tr. Middleton)
They are published by G. Schirmer (distributed by Hal Leonard). Barber is the nephew of Sidney Homer. See also Samuel Barber: The Man and His Music by Barbara Heyman.
Béla Bartók
The compositions for voice and piano of Béla Bartók (1881-1945) include
  • Fünf Lieder Op. 15 (1916), incl: Im Tale
  • Fünf Lieder Op. 16 (1916), on poems by Endre Ady
  • Hungarian Folksongs Op 64 incl: no. 1 Fekete fod (Black is the earth) no. 4 Annyi banat a szuvemen (So much sorrow) and no. 7 Eddig valo dolgom (Up until now my work)
  • Hungarian Folksongs Op 92 incl: no. 1 A Tomlocben (In prison), no. 2 Regi keserves (Old lament), no. 8 Hatforintos nota (Six-florin dance) and no. 11 Parosito I (Mating I).
Published by Universal Edition (UE 13603), except for Op. 16 which is published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Arnold Bax
The post-1900 compositions for voice and piano of Arnold Bax (1883 - ?) include
  • Seven Selected Songs, (1918) incl: The White Peace, Cradle Song and The Rann of Exile.
  • Six Songs incl: When we are lost, Song in the twilight, A lullaby (duplicate ?), Spring rain, Youth and Dermot McMorna, published by Thames.
  • Twelve Songs incl: Far in a western brookland (Housman), When I was one-and-twenty (Housman), I the morning, Parting, Rann of wandering, I heard a soldier, Market girl (T. Hardy), On the bridge, Carrey Clarel and Eternity, published by Thames.
Published by Thames.
Arthur Benjamin
The compositions for voice and piano of Arthur Benjamin include
  • Shepherd's Holiday, (Elinor White, 1936)
Published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Alban Berg
The compositions for voice and piano of Alban Berg (1885-1935) include
  • Sieben Frühe Lieder, (1905-1908) (UE 8853), incl: Nacht (Hauptmann), Schilflied (Lenau), Die Nachtigall (Storm), Traumgekrönt (Rilke), Im Zimmer (Schlaf), Liebesode (Hartleben) and Sommertage (Hohenberg)
  • Vier Lieder Op. 2, (1908-1909) (UE 8813), incl: Dem Schmerz sein Recht (Hebbel), and three songs from Der Glühende (Mombert)
  • Fünf Lieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg Op. 4 (1911-1912) (UE 12126), incl: Seele, wie bist du schöner, Sahst du nach dem Gewitterregen, Über die Grenzen des All, Nichts ist Gekommen and Hier ist Friede
  • Zwei Lieder "Schließe mir die Augen beide" (1900,1925) Storm (UE 12241)
They are published by Universal Edition.
Lennox Berkeley
The compositions of Lennox Berkeley for voice and piano include
  • How Love Came In (Robert Herrick)
Published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Lord Gerald Berners
Gerald Berners (1883-1950) was essentially self-taught. He was honorary attaché in Rome from 1911 to 1919 where he came to know Stravinsky and Casella. He was made a baron in 1919 and became an eccentric English gentleman. His early works are close to Les Six. His compositions for voice and piano include
  • Lieder Album
  • Trois Chansons incl: La fiancée du timbalier
  • Three English Songs
  • Dialogue between Tom Filuter and his man by Ned the Dog-Stealer
  • Three Songs a rediscovery of the English folksong idiom
  • Red Roses and Red Noses sentimental, with a flowing lyrical line
  • Come on Algernon music-hallish, written for the film Champagne Charlie
Dates and publisher are unknown.
Leonard Bernstein
The compositions for voice and piano of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) include
  • I Hate Music! (A cycle of five Kid Songs, Bernstein) incl: My name is Barbara, Jupiter has seven moons, I hate music!, A big indian and a little indian and I'm a person too
  • Music I heard with you (Conrad Aiken)
  • To what you said (Walt Whitman)
  • La bonne cuisine (4 songs) incl: Plum pudding, Queues de boef, Tavouk gueunksis and Civet á toute vitesse
  • Two Love Songs incl: Extinguish my eyes and When my soul touches yours
  • Peter Pan (4 songs) incl: My house, Peter, Peter, Who am I? and Never-land
  • Candide (2 songs) incl: It must be so and Candide's lament
  • What lips my lips have kissed (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
  • So Pretty
  • Piccola Ser
  • Silhouette, (Galilee)
  • From the Mass, A simple song and I go on
  • From 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Take care of this house
Some of these songs are from his Broadway works, and his vocal music in general benefits from being sung by a Broadway type of voice, or by a classical singer with a firm grasp on how to sing popular music idiomatically. (The Chichester Psalms, a choral/orchestral work, is a notable exception.) Publication, poet and date details unknown.
Peter Billam
The compositions of Peter Billam (1948 - ) for voice and piano include
  • De Profundis and Nacht (1980), on poems by Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • Three Songs (1994), including From the 228'th chorus of Mexico City Blues (Jack Kerouac), All You Who Sleep Tonight (Vikram Seth) and In my craft or sullen art (Dylan Thomas)
  • Tres Casidas del Diván del Tamarit (1997) on poems by García Lorca, including Casida del Llanto, Casida de la Rosa and Casida de las Palomas Oscuras
These (except for All You Who Sleep Tonight which is not available for copyright reasons) are currently being offered free from www.pjb.com.au
Boris Blacher
Boris Blacher's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Apréslude Op. 57, incl: Gedicht and Worte on texts by Gottfried Benn
Publisher and dates unknown.
Arthur Bliss
The compositions of Arthur Bliss for voice and piano include
  • Being Young and Green (1942, Edna St Vincent Millay)
Published by Boosey and Hawkes.
William Bolcom
William Bolcom's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Cabaret Songs, Book One
  • Cabaret Songs, Book Two incl: Toothbrush Time (1979) and George (1981) (Arnold Weinstein)
  • Cabaret Songs, Book Three
  • Cabaret Songs, Book Four
Published by Edward B. Marks and distributed in the US by Hal Leonard. See www.bolcomandmorris.com
Lili Boulanger
The compositions of Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918) for voice and piano include
  • Clairières dans le ciel, incl: Vous m'avez regardé avec toute votre âme and Deux ancolies
See wikipedia and imslp.org. Publisher and dates unknown.
Paul Bowles
The compositions of Paul Bowles (New York 1910 - Tangiers 1999) for voice and piano include:
  • Six Chansons (1930-32) incl: It was a long trip back, Here I am, Will you allow me to lie in the grass, In the platinum forest (published in the Soundings collection), Things shall go on and Today, more than ever
  • Danger de Mort (1932) a cycle of six songs
  • Memnon (1935, Jean Cocteau) incl: Les statues, Memnon, Recette, La Grèce and Le sourire
  • Scenes from the Door (1934, Getrude Stein) was Bowles' first printed musical composition, published by Éditions de la Vipère
  • There my Lost Hands (1934)
  • Green Songs (1935) incl: Grass, Moon, Farewell and Silence
  • Rain Rots the Wood (1935)
  • Twelve American Folk Songs (1939)
  • Four American Folk Songs (1939)
  • An American Hero (1939, words by Andrew Law and Nathaniel Niles) publ by Axelrod in 1944.
  • Five Songs about Spring (1941) from the play Love Like Wildfire incl: Violet, Evening, Spring, Moonbeam and Owl
  • Two Skies (1942)
  • Night without Sleep (1943)
  • Three Pastoral Songs (1944) incl: Down in yonder meadow, The feathers of the willow and The piper
  • Cuatro Canciones (1944) incl: Cancioncilla, Media luna, Balad amarilla and Murio al amanacer
  • Three Songs from the Sierras (1944) Que te falta, Ya llegó (published by Soundings as Mes de mayo) and El carbonera
  • They Cannot Stop Death (1944, Joe Massey)
  • The Frozen Horse (1945)
  • Blue Mountain Ballads (1946, Tennessee Williams) incl: Lonesome Man, Heavenly Grass and Sugar in the Cane
  • Heavenly Grass and Cabin Fever are in 15 Contemporary American Art Songs, Hal Leonard
  • Farther from the Heart (Song of an old woman) (1946)
  • Once a Lady was Here (1946)
  • When Rain or Love Began (1946)
  • Sailor's Song (1946)
  • Baby Baby (1946)
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • Three (1947) is in Album 3, Vocal Repertoire, RCM, published by Frederick Harris Music
  • On a Quiet Conscience (1947)
  • Letter to Freddy (1947, Gertrude Stein) publ. by Schirmer
  • Two Songs from Shakeseare's The Tempest (1950) incl: Full fathom five and Come unto these yellow sands
  • Gothic Suite (1960) incl: Testa dell' Efebo, San Sebastiano di Sodoma, The Goths, Faint as Leaf Shadow and Death is High
  • My Love was Light (1984)
Soundings Press published 38 Selected Songs in 1984, but this is out of print. Many are available from Hermann at ucsc.edu. Also published by Axelrod, Éditions de la Vipère, Frederick Harris, Hargail, Hal Leonard and Schirmer. See wikipedia.org and www.paulbowles.org.
Pierre de Bréville
The post-1900 compositions of Pierre de Bréville for voice and piano include
  • Quatre mélodies pour voix moyennes (1912) incl: Une jeune fille parle (Jean Moréas), Venise marine (Henri de Régnier), Berceuse (Henri de Régnier) and Sous les arches de roses (Charles van Lerberghe)
  • Héros, je vous salue (1916, Henri de Régnier)
  • France (1917, Henri de Régnier)
  • Sainte (1922, Stéphane Mallarmé)
  • Bonjour mon coeur (1925, Pierre de Ronsard)
  • La Terre les eaux va buvant (1925, Pierre de Ronsard)
  • Ô mon ange gardien (1925, Francis Jammes)
  • Baiser (1926, Émile Cottinet)
  • La Cloche fêlée (1926, Charles Baudelaire)
  • 12 Rondels de Charles d'Orléans (1930)
See wikipedia. Publisher unknown.
Frank Bridge
The compositions of Frank Bridge for voice and piano include
  • Go Not, Happy day (1916, Tennyson)
  • Love Went A-Riding (1916, Mary E. Coleridge)
  • So Perverse (1916, Robert Bridge)
Published by Boosey and Hawkes, and the teacher of Britten.
Benjamin Britten
The compositions of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) for voice and piano include
  • Beware! (1922-1923)
  • Quatre Chansons Françaises (1928) a setting of two poems each by Victor Hugo and Paul Verlaine, did not receive its premiere until 1980.
  • The Birds (1929)
  • Friday afternoons Op. 7 (1935)
  • A poison tree (1935)
  • When you're feeling like expressing your affection (1935 or 1936)
  • Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8 (1936) five songs, incl: Rats Away! and Dance of Death written in collaboration with W. H. Auden, could be considered Britten's first truly original piece. The work's sharp dynamic shifts, irregular rhythms and rich coloration, combined with Auden's strange texts, mark it as strikingly original.
  • Cabaret Songs (1937)
  • Not even summer yet (1937)
  • The red cockatoo (1938)
  • On This Island Op. 11 (W. H. Auden, 1938), incl: Let the florid music praise, Now the leaves are falling fast, Seascape, Nocturne and As it is Plenty
  • Two ballads
  • Fish in the unruffled lakes
  • Les Illuminations Op. 18 (1939)
  • Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1940)
  • Wild with passion (Song, on the water) (1942)
  • If thou wilt ease thine heart (1942)
  • Cradle Song (Sleep, my darling, sleep) (1942)
  • Serenade Op. 31 (1943)
  • Birthday song for Erwin (1945),
  • The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1945)
  • Canticle I Op. 40 (1947)
  • A charm of lullabies Op. 41 (1947)
  • Canticle II "Abraham and Isaac" Op. 51 (1952)
  • Winter Words Op. 52 (1953)
  • Canticle III "Still falls the Rain" Op. 55 (1954)
  • Songs from the Chinese Op. 58 (1957)
  • Nocturne Op. 60 (1958)
  • 6 Hoelderlin Fragmente Op. 61 (1958)
  • Um Mitternacht (1959-1960)
  • Songs and Proverbs of William Blake (1963 or 1965)
  • The Poet's Echo Op. 76 (1965) on poems by Pushkin
  • Who are these children? Op. 84 (1969)
  • Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi Op. 86 (1971)
  • Canticle V: The death of St Narcissus Op. 89 (1974)
  • A Birthday Hansel Op. 92 (1975)
  • Phaedra Op. 93 (1975)
Studied with Frank Bridge. The songs are mostly published by Boosey and Hawkes; some (The Poet's Echo) are published by Faber and Faber.
Hans Melchior Brugk
The compositions of Hans Melchior Brugk for voice and piano include
  • Leuchtende Nacht (5 songs, Hans Carossa, 1965) incl: Der alte Brunnen
Published by Simrock.
Ferrucio Busoni
The compositions of Ferrucio Busoni (1866-1924) for voice and piano include
  • Ave Maria Op. 1
  • Two Hebrew Songs on texts of Byron Op. 15, incl: Ich sah die Träne gross und schwer and An Babylons Wassern
  • Altdeutches Tanzlied Op. 18 no. 1, Wohlauf ! Der kühle Winter ist vergangen (N. von Reuenthal)
  • Zwei Lieder Op. 31, incl: Wer hat das erste Lied erdacht (Victor Blüthgen) and Bin ein fahrender Gesell (Rudolf Baumbach)
  • Zwei Lieder Op. 24, incl: Es zieht sich eine blütige Spur (Lied des Monmouth) (Theodor Fontane) and Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath (E. von Feuchtersleben)
  • Fünf Lieder nach Wolfgang Goethe incl: Es war eine Ratt im Kellernest (Lied der Brander von Faust), Es war einmal ein König (Lied der Mephistopholes von Faust), Kein Reimer wird man finden (Lied des Unmuts aus Westöstlicher Divan), Mitternachts weint' und schluchtzt' ich (Schlechter Trost aus Westöstlicher Divan), and Im Nebelgeriesel (Zigeunerlied, Op. 55 no. 2)
Teacher of Stefan Wolpe. Dates and publisher unknown.
George Butterworth
The compositions of George Butterworth (1885-1916) for voice and piano include
  • Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad (1911) on poems by A. E. Houseman
  • Bredon Hill and other Songs (1912) on poems by A. E. Houseman, also incl: O Fair Enough are Sky and Plain, When the Lad for Longing Sighs, On the Idle Hill of Summer and With Rue my heart is Laden
  • Love blows as the wind blows
  • Life in her creaking shoes
  • Fill a glass with golden wine
  • Coming up from Richmond
Butterworth won the infrequently awarded Military Cross before his head was blown off in the Battle of the Somme. Published by Masters Music and Thames.
André Caplet
André Caplet (Le Havre 1878 - Neuilly-sur-Seine 1925) wrote about 35 mélodies for voice and piano. They have important and difficult piano parts. The post-1900 songs include
  • Chanson d'automne (A. Silvestre, 1900, publ. 1908)
  • Viens ! Une Flute invisible soupire (V. Hugo) originally for voice and orchestra (1900), later published for voice and piano (1918) and voice piano and flute (1925)
  • Poème de Mai (A. Silvestre, 1902)
  • Green (P. Verlaine, also set in an italian translation by R. Rossetti) in versions for piano or for orchestra (1903)
  • Papillons (P. Gravollet) in versions for piano or for orchestra (1903)
  • Lon lon la, chanson bretonne in versions for piano or for orchestra (1903)
  • Il était une fois jadis (J. Richepin) in versions for piano or for orchestra (1904)
  • Dans la fontaine (P. Gravollet) in versions for piano or for orchestra (1905)
  • Tu nous souriais (R de la Villehervé, 1906)
  • Paroles à l'absente (G. Jean-Aubry, 1908, publ. 1909) incl: Ce sable fin et fuyant (also avaliable for voice and piano quintet), Angoisse and Préludes
  • En regardant ces belles fleurs (C. d'Orléans, 1914, publ. 1918)
  • Nuit d'automne (H. de Régnier, 1915, publ. 1918)
  • Solitude (J. Ochsé, 1915)
  • Le vieux coffret (Remy de Gourmont, 1914-17, publ. 1918) incl: Songe Berceuse In una Selva Oscura and Forêt (particularly beautiful)
  • Prière normande (J. Hérbetot, 1916, publ. 1918)
  • Quand reverrai-je, hélas! (J. du Bellay, 1916, publ. 1918) for voice and harp or piano
  • La Croix Douloureuse (Father Lacordaire, 1917, publ 1918)
  • Détresse (H. Charasson, 1918, publ. 1919) also available for orchestra
  • Panis Angelicus (1919, publ.1920)
  • Pater Noster (1919)
  • Pie Jesu (1919)
  • Cinq Ballades de Paul Fort (1919, publ 1920) incl: Cloche d'Aube, La Ronde, Notre chaumière en Yveline, Songe d'une nuit d'éte and L'Adieu en Barque
  • Le livre rose (P-J. Pain, 1920), incl: Le liver où je veux livre, Bébé premier prix d'innocence, Le maître d'école ou les pleurs de Bébé, nursery rhymes to celebrate the birth of Caplet's son
  • La cloche felée (C. Baudelaire, 1922, publ 1924)
  • La mort des pauvres (C. Baudelaire, 1922, publ 1924)
  • La part à Dieu (chanson populaire, 1924, publ 1925)
  • Sonnet: Doux fut le trait (P. de Ronsard, 1924) for voice and harp or piano
  • Loué soit mon Seigneur (1925) for bass and piano
  • Corbeille de fruits (R. Tagore, transl. H. du Pasquier, 1925), incl: Écoute, mon coeur for voice and flute, Ce qui me viendra de vos mains consentantes for voice and piano, and Donques la douleur et l'aise de l'amour for voice and flute
Published by Durand.
Elliott Carter
The compositions of Elliott Carter for voice and piano include
  • Of Challenge and of Love
Dates and publisher unknown.
Pablo Casals
The post-1900 compositions of Pablo Casals (Vendrell 1876 - Puerto Rico 1973) for voice and piano include
  • De cara al mar (in Catalan, Joan Llongueras, 1935)
  • Tres estrofas de amor (in Spanish, Tomas Blanco, 1958) dedicated to Marta Casals.
  • Ballada de la nova Solvejg (in Catalan, Ventura Gasol)
  • El angel travieso (in Spanish, Rafael Montañez, 1959)
Before 1900 there are also two Cançós catalans (Jascinte Verdaguer, Apeles Mestres, 1895). Publisher unknown.
Aaron Copland
The compositions of Aaron Copland for voice and piano include
  • The Boatman's Dance
  • Old American Songs
Dates and publisher unknown.
Jean Cras
The post-1900 compositions of Jean Cras (Brest 1879 - Brest 1932) for voice and piano include
  • La Tour (1900)
  • Sept Mélodies (1900-1905, Baudelaire, A. Droin, G. Rodenbach, P. Verlaine) also arranged for voice and string quartet.
  • Elégies (1910, A. Samain) also arranged for voice and orchestra
  • L'Offrande Lyrique (1920, R. Tagore, translated A. Gide) also arranged for voice and orchestra
  • Image (1921, E. Schneider)
  • Fontaines (1923, L. Jaques) also arranged for voice and orchestra
  • Cinq Robaïyats (1924, translated F. Toussaint)
  • Vocalise Étude (1928)
  • Sur la mer (1929, V. Hériot)
  • Trois Chansons Bretonnes (1932, J. Cras)
Pupil of Duparc during 1900. His second daughter Collette married Alexandre Tansman. Dates and publication details unknown.
George Crumb
George Crumb's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Apparition
Dates and publication unknown.
César Cui
Most of the numerous compositions for voice and piano of César Cui (Vilnius 1835 - Petrograd 1918) were written before 1900; the post-1900 songs include
  • Twenty-one Poems by Nekrasov (1902)
  • Szesc piesni (Six Polish Songs, 1902)
  • Otzvuki voynï (Echoes of War, Op. 66, 1904-5) ten romances
  • Eighteen Poems by A. K. Tolstoy (Op. 67, 1904)
  • Zmey (The Serpent, a fable, 1904), originally intended for Op. 66
  • Musical Jokes and Experiments (1904-16), probably unpublished
  • Vesenyaya pesnya (Spring Song, 1905)
  • Lamento (1905)
  • Trois Mélodies (1906)
  • Zhelaniye (A Wish, 1906) for two sopranos and piano
  • Six Poems by Mickiewicz (Op. 71, 1906-7)
  • Neuf Mélodies (Op. 72, 1906-10)
  • Seventeen Children's Songs (Op. 73, 1906-7)
  • Seven Poems by Armenian Poets (Op. 75, 1907)
  • Gimm Stasovu (Hymn to Stasov, 1907)
  • Six Poems by Solonsky (Op. 76, 1908)
  • Khrista Radi (For Christ's Sake, 1908)
  • Seventeen more Children's Songs (Op. 78, 1909-10)
  • Net, ne tebya (No, not You, 1910), a romance
  • Ochnuvshiysya oryol (An Eagle Regaining Conciousness, 1912)
  • Politicheskomu poetu (To the Political Poet, 1912)
  • Twenty-four Poems (Lieder und Romanzen, Op. 86, 1913)
  • Muzïkal'nïye miniatyurï, yumoreski, pis'ma (Musical Miniatures, Humoresques, Letters, Op. 87, 1913)
  • Four Fables by Krïlov (Op. 90, 1913)
  • Betye tevtona (Strike the Teuton, 1914) a romance
  • Last Seventeen Children's Songs
  • Budris and his Sons (Op. 98, 1915), also available for voice and orchestra
  • Songs of the Western Slave (Op. 99, 1915), also available for voice and orchestra
  • Baben' (1915)
  • Ne tsvetok-li (No Flower, 1915)
  • Spiski smerti (Lists of Death, 1915)
  • Utro zhizni (Morning of Life, 1916) unpublished
  • Gimn futurizmu (Hymn to Futurism, 1917)
  • La Bataille (1918)
Publication details unknown.
Martin Dalby
Martin Dalby's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Cupid and my Campbase (1968, John Lyly)
Published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Richard Danielpour
Richard Danielpour's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Spirits In The Well on poems by Toni Morrison, incl: Down in the well, At some point, the world's beauty is enough, I envy public love and There are no new songs.
Dates and publication unknown; perhaps not yet published.
Malcolm Davidson
Malcolm Davidson's compositions for voice and piano include
  • A Cristmas Carol (1921, John Masefield)
Published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy's post-1900 compositions for voice and piano include
  • Trois chansons de France (1904) incl: Le temps a laissé son manteau (d'Orléans), La Grotte (Lhermite) and Pour ce que Plaisance est morte (d'Orléans)
  • Fêtes Galantes (2ème collection) (1904) incl: Le ingénus, Le Faune and Colloque sentimentale (Verlaine)
They were published by Durand and are reprinted by Dover.
Maurice Delage
The compositions of Maurice Delage for voice and piano include settings of Ronsard and Cocteau.
  • Poèmes Hindous incl: Lahore (Heine)
  • Intermezzo (Heine), a poem about lotus blooms and hyacinths by the sacred waters of the Ganges.
  • Sept Hai Kais
  • Fables of de la Fontaine
  • Death of a Samurai (Pierre Mores)
Publisher and dates unknown. Recorded on Timpani 1C 1045
Marcel Delannoy
Marcel Delannoy (1898-1962) wrote about forty mélodies for voice and piano, incl:
  • Deux chansons de Clarin (Heugel)
  • Quatre regrets de Joachim du Bellay (Durand)
  • Cinq quatrains de Francis Jammes (Heugel)
Dates unknown. Published by Durand and Heugel.
Frederick Delius
The post-1900 compositions of Frederick Delius (1863-1934) for voice and piano probably include
  • Autumn (1900)
  • Black Roses (1901)
  • Five songs from the Danish, on poems by Ludwig Holstein and J. P. Jacobsen; date of composition unknown, but first copyrighted 1906 by Harmonie, Berlin
  • The nightingale has a lyre of gold (1910)
  • An Arabesque (1911)
  • I-Brasil (1913)
  • Four Old English Lyrics incl: It was a Lover and his Lass (Shakespeare), So White, so Soft, so Sweet is She (Ben Jonson), Spring, the Sweet Spring (Thomas Nashe) and To Daffodils (Robert Herrick), 1915
  • Vier Lieder nach Gedichten von Friedrich Nietzsche incl: Nach neuen Meeren, Der Wandrer, Der Einsame, and Der Wandrer und sein Schatten; date of composition unknown, but first copyrighted 1924 by Universal
  • Songs on poems by Paul Verlaine, incl: Avant que tu ne t'en ailles; (1919, first copyrighted 1932 by B&H)
The pre-1900 songs include Three English Songs (Shelly, 1891, including To the Queen of my Heart), and Seven Danish Songs (1897). Books of selected songs are published by Boosey and Hawkes (incl: five songs from the Danish, Four Old English Lyrics, four Lieder nach Nietzsche, and Avant que tu ne t'en ailles) and Oxford University Press; the complete songs are published in seven smaller volumes by Masters Music. Delius also set poems by Ibsen and Björnsen. See also members.nbci.com/_XOOM/wbthomp/delius.html
Leonid Desyatnikov
The compositions of Leonid Desyatnikov for voice and piano include
  • Five Poems on Words by Fedor Tyutchev (c. 1976), including no. 5 Mal'aria
Publication details unknown.
David Diamond
The compositions of David Diamond (1915 - ) for voice and piano include
  • Hebrew Melodies (Byron), 4 songs
Date and publication details unknown.
Arne Dørumsgaard
The compositions of Arne Dørumsgaard (1921 - ) for voice and piano include
  • Sanger for sopran
  • Alvorlige sanger (serious songs)
Published by Norsk Musikforlag in or before 1944.
Jakob Druckman
The compositions of Jakob Druckman for voice and piano include
  • Counterpoise (1994, Emily Dickinson and Guillaume Apollinaire) four songs
"extravagantly dissonant music that is nevertheless remarkably melodic". Publisher unknown.
John Duke
The compositions of John Duke for voice and piano include
  • Alice in Wonderland
Publisher unknown.
Hanns Eisler
The compositions of Hanns Eisler for voice and piano include
  • Galgenlieder ( early atonal )
  • Zeitungsauschnitte ( twelve-tone )
  • Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib ?
  • Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen
  • Hollywood Liederbuch 46 songs on texts by Brecht, Mörike, Eichendorff, Hölderlin, Blaise Pascal, Goethe, Shakespeare and others, incl: In den Weiden, Frühling, Speisekammer 1942, Auf der Flucht, Gedenktafel für 4000 Soldaten, Epitaph, Spruch, Ostersonntag, Der Kirschdieb, Hotelzimmer 1942, Die Maske des Bösen, Zwei Pascal Lieder, Die letzte Elegie, Nightmare, Hollywood-Elegie No. 7, Der Schatzgräber, Panzerschlacht, L'automne californien, Fünf Anakreontische Fragmente, Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann, Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Der Mensch, Vom Sprengen des Gartens, Die Heimkehr, Die Landschaft des Exils, Der Sohn and An der kleinen Radioapparat. Eisler's songs of exile, originally published by the former GDR music house Deutscher Verlag für Musik (DVfM) in Munich, now mostly available from Breitkopf and Härtel.
Dates unknown. The pre-1933 concert songs are published by Universal. A selection of 42 songs from the Hollywood Liederbuch can be found in The Brecht-Eisler Songbook, published by Oak Publishers, ISBN 0-8256-0168-1. See eislermusic.com
Werner Egk
The compositions of Werner Egk (1901 Donauwörth- 1983 Munich) for voice and piano include
  • Die Glanzperle (1920, T. Däubler)
  • Da leben Menschen (1921, Rilke)
  • Ich habe eine gute Tat getan (1921, F. Werfel)
  • Komm Trost der Welt (1921)
  • Lass das Fragen (1921, H. Hopfer)
  • Neujahrsnacht 1921 (1921)
  • Am Abend sprach (1923)
  • Wir legen uns zusammen (1924, R. Euringer)
  • Woher ich's hab (1924, R. Euringer)
  • Alles wird wieder gross sein (1928, Rilke) for soprano and clarinet
  • Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag (Hofmannsthal)
  • Im Grünen zu singen
  • Schwesterlein, wann geh'n wir nach Haus
  • Spinnerlied
  • Welt wie bist du klein (frag.)
  • Wie bin ich vorgespannt
Some of the songs are published by Schott.
Gabriel Fauré
The post-1900 compositions of Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) for voice and piano include
  • Opus 85 (1902) incl: Dans la forêt de Septembre (C. Mendès), La fleur qui va sur l'eau (Mendès) and Accompagnement (G. Samain)
  • Dans le ciel clair (Leconte de Lisle,) sketch only
  • Deux Madrigaux Op. 87 (1904) incl: Le plus doux chemin (Silvestre) and Le ramier (Silvestre)
  • Le don silencieux Op. 92 (J. Dominique [M. Closset], 1906)
  • Sight-reading exercises for the Conservatoire, 1906, MSS, Archives Nationales, Paris
  • Chanson Op. 94 (H. de Régnier, 1906) publ. 1907
  • Vocalise-Etude (1906) publ. 1907
  • La chanson d'Eve Op. 95 no 1906 (C. Van Lerberghe) (published in separate volumes: no.9 in 1906, nos.1, 2 in 1907, nos.3, 5 in 1908, nos.6, 8 in 1909, and no.10 in 1910), incl: Paradis, Prima verba, Roses ardentes, Comme Dieu rayonne, L'aube blanche, Eau vivante, Veilles-tu ma senteur de soleil ?, Dans un parfum de roses blanches, Crépuscule and O mort poussière d'étoiles
  • Le jardin clos Op. 106 (Van Lerberghe, 1914) publ. 1915, incl: Exaucement, Quand tu plonges tes yeux dans mes yeux, La messagère, Je me poserai sur ton coeur, Dans la nymphée, Dans la pénombre, Il m'est cher, Amour, le bandeau and Inscription sur le sable
  • Mirages Baronne Op. 113 (A. de Brimont, 1919) incl: Cygne sur l'eau, Reflets dans l'eau, Jardin nocturne and Danseuse
  • C'est la paix Op. 114 (G. Debladis, 1919) publ. 1920
  • L'Horizon Chimérique Op. 118 (J. de la Ville de Mirmont, who was killed in WW1, 1921) published 1922, incl: La mer est infinie, Je me suis embarqué, Diane Séléné and Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimés
Most of these were originally published by J.Hamelle in 1908 as part of the Troisième recueil of Fauré's songs; they are reprinted by Dover. The publishers are unknown for the songs from Op. 92 onward.
Gerald Finzi
The compositions of Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) for voice and piano include
  • By Footpath and Stile (on poems by Thomas Hardy), a cycle for baritone and string quartet
  • Dies Natalis, Op. 8 (actually called a Cantata for soprano or tenor and strings) was published in 1939, but written in 1926; first performed in 1939
  • A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14, circa 1926-29; first performed in 1933
  • Before and After Summer Op. 16 (Hardy, 1940) incl: Channel Firing, Rollicum Rorum and The Sigh
  • To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence (James Elroy Flecker)
  • Let us Garlands Bring Op. 18 (1929-1938) incl: Come away, come away, death (Shakespeare), Who is Sylvia ?, Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Shakespeare), O mistress mine and It was a lover and his lass
Finzi is published by Boosey and Hawkes and, in the US at least, A Young Man's Exhortation was reprinted by Masters Music.
Wolfgang Fortner
The compositions of Wolfgang Fortner for voice and piano include
  • Vier Gesänge (Hölderlin) for low voice
  • Songs nach Texten von William Shakespeare incl: Lied vom Weidenbaum
  • The Creation for medium voice and orchestra, arranged for piano.
  • Terzinen (Hofmannsthal) for male voice
Dates unknown. Published by Schott.
Jean Françaix
The compositions of Jean Françaix for voice and piano include
  • L'Adolescence Clémentine (five songs) (Eschig)
  • Cinq poèmes de Charles d'Orléans (Schott)
  • Huit anecdotes de Chamfort (Eschig)
Dates unknown. Published by Eschig and Schott.
C. Armstrong Gibbs
The compositions of C. Armstrong Gibbs for voice and piano include
  • The Fields Are Full (1920, Edward Shanks)
  • Nod (1920, Walter de la Mare)
  • Silver (1922, Walter de la Mare)
  • The Ship of Rio (1938, Walter de la Mare)
Published by Boosey.
Monique Gabus
The compositions of Monique Gabus (Cambrai 1924 - 2012) for voice and piano include
  • Quatre Mélodies sur des textes d'André Gide (1970) incl: Seuil de la vraie jeunesse, Ivre d'insouciance, Voice qui se fait si furtive and La brise vagabonde.
Gabus studied with Jean Gallon, Tony Aubin and Olivier Messiaen. See: henry-lemoine.com
Published by Transatlantique and Henri Lemoine.
Percy Grainger
Percy Grainger (1882-1961) studied with Knorr and Kwast in Frankfurt from 1895 to 1899, settled in London in 1901, and appeared widely as a concert pianist. He moved to the USA in 1914, and visited Australia many times, founding the Grainger museum in Melbourne. His compositions for voice and piano include
  • David of the White Rock
  • Died for Love
  • The Sprig of Thyme
  • Willow, Willow
  • Near Woodstock Town
  • Early one Morning
  • Songs of the North incl: no. 2 This is no my plaid, no. 3 Turn ye to me, no. 4 Skye boat song, no. 5 Weaving song
  • The Bridegroom Grat
  • The Land O'The Leal
  • Proud Vessel
  • Under a Bridge
  • Hubby and Wifey
  • The lonely desert man sees the tents of the happy tribes (soprano, tenor & baritone)
  • Colonial Song
  • The Only Son (Kipling)
  • The Love Song of Har Dyal
  • A Song of Autumn
  • Five Settings of Ella Grainger
  • O Glorious Golden Era
  • Little Ole with his Umbrella
  • Variations on Handel's 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'
  • Harvest Hymn
  • After-Word
  • Rudyard Kipling Settings incl: Dedication, Dedication II, Anchor song, The widow's party, Soldier, soldier, The sea-wife, Ganges pilot, The first chantey, The young british soldier
  • Three Settings of Robert Burns incl: Afton water
  • Songs of the North incl: Fair young Mary, The woman are a gane wud, My faithful fond one, O'er the moor, The power of love, The twa corbies
  • A Reiver's Neck-Verse
  • Lord Maxwell's Goodnight
Dates and publisher unknown.
Ivor Gurney
The compositions of Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) for voice and piano include
  • Severn Meadows on a text by the composer, written in France in 1917
  • In Flanders (written in the trenches in France, 1917)
  • Cathleen ni Houlihan and The Folly of Being Comforted (W. B. Yeats)
  • Ludlow and Teme (A. E. Housman), a song cycle for tenor, piano and string quartet, incl: Far in a Western Brookland and On the Idle Hill of Summer
  • The Western Playland (A. E. Housman), a song cycle for baritone, piano and string quartet
  • Seven Sapho Songs incl: Soft was the Wind in the Beech Trees, I Shall Ever be Maiden, The Apple Orchard, Hesperus, Love Shakes my Soul, The Quiet Mind and Lonely Night, published by Thames.
  • Eleven Songs incl: Since thou O Fondest and Truest, Come O come my Life's Delight, The Bonny Earl of Murray, The County Mayo, West Sussex drinking song, Captain Stratton's Fancy, Edward Edward, Star-talk, Sowing, Cock-crow and On your midnight pallet lying, published by Thames.
  • Hawk and Buckle (John Doyle) in a "rough-hewn folk-song style"
  • Desire in Spring (John Ledwidge) in an "atmospheric setting"
  • The Boat is Chafing (John Davidson)
  • Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon) (unpublished)
  • The Singer (Edward Shank)
Published by Thames. Dates mostly unknown; his best work is from the years 1919-1922. Gassed in Passchendale in 1918, studied under Vaughan Williams from 1919 and developed delusional insanity in 1922.
Reynaldo Hahn
Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) wrote about sixty mélodies for voice and piano, incl:
  • Études latines (seven songs) incl: Lydé, Tyndaris, Phyllis
  • Sagesse (Verlaine) incl: l'incredule and l'énamourée
  • Fêtes Galantes
  • Offrande (Verlaine) on the same poem set by Fauré and Debussy as Green
  • Chansons grises, incl: no. 7 L'heure exquise
  • Cantique
  • Infidelité
  • Le souvenir d'avoir chanté
  • Si mes vers avaient des ailes
  • À Chloris
  • Quand je fus pris au pavillon
  • D'une prison
  • Le rossignol des lilas
  • L'énamourée
  • Trois jours de vendanges
  • Les fontaines
  • Automne
  • Dans la nuit
  • Quand la nuit n'est pas étoilée
  • Fumée
  • Le printemps
  • Je me souviens
  • Paysage
  • Nocturne
  • Mai
Dates unknown. Published by Heugel, now represented by LeDuc. A collection of twelve songs is also published by International Music Company, for both high and low voices.
John Harbison
John Harbison's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Mirabai on texts by the 16th century Indian mystic, Mira (1982), with orchestral accompaniment; also available in an edition for piano.
  • Simple Daylight on poetry by Michael Fried.
Published by Associated Music Publishers, distributed by Schirmer. John Harbison has written several other song cycles with orchestral accompaniment, incl: Words From Patterson on poetry by William Carlos Williams, and Mottetti di Montale, a fifty minute song cycle on poems by Eugenio Montale (Le occasioni, 1939), as well as the opera The Great Gatsby.
Michael Head
Michael Head's compositions for voice and piano include
  • A Green Cornfield (1922, Christina Rosetti)
  • Money-O (1929, W. H. Davies)
  • Sweet Chance (1929, W. H. Davies)
  • The Estuary (1945, Ruth Pilter)
  • Lavendar Pond (1949, C. Fox Smith)
Published by Boosey.
Jake Heggie
Jake Heggie's compositions for voice and piano include
  • The Faces of Love on poetry by Emily Dickinson, incl: I shall not live in vain, (1995) As well as Jesus?, (1995) It makes no difference abroad, (1998) If you were coming in the fall (1987) and At last, to be identified! (1995).
  • Encountertenor (1995) lyrics by John Hall, incl: Countertenor's Conundrum, The trouble with trebles in trousers and A Gift to Share.
  • Eve-Song (1996) on poetry by Philip Littell, incl: My Name, Even, Good, Listen, Snake, Woe to Man, The Wound and The Farm; "accessible, jazzy colorations and flowing melodic lines, providing both a relief to the listener as well as a structure in which to deploy the more daring and fragmented contemporary expression".
  • Thoughts Unspoken (1996) lyrics by John Hall, incl: A learning experience over coffee, You Enter my Thoughts, To Speak of Love and Unspoken Thoughts at Bedtime.
  • Natural Selection (1997) on poetry by Gini Savage, incl: Creation, Animal Passion, Alas! Alack!, Indian Summer -Blue and Connection.
  • Paper Wings (1997) lyrics by Frederica von Stade, incl: Bedtime Story, Paper Wings, Mitten Smitten and A Route to the Sky.
  • Songs to the Moon (1998) on poetry by Vachel Lindsay, incl: Once More - To Gloriana, Euclid, The Haughty Snail King, What the Rattlesnake Said, The Moon's the North-Wind's Cooky, What the Scarecrow Said, What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said and Yet Gentle Will the Griffin Be.
  • Of Gods and Cats (1998) on poetry by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, incl: In the beginning and Once Upon a Universe.
  • Individual songs, incl: To Say Before Going to Sleep, (Rilke/Flemming) (1987) White in the Moon, (Housman) - (1989) Dixie (traditional) (1998) and Sophie's Song (1998).
  • Songs with cello, incl: What lips my lips have kissed (Edna St. Vincent Millay) (1998) My true love hath my heart (Sir Philip Sidney) (1996)
  • Folk Songs, incl: Dixie (1998), He's Gone Away (1994), Barb'ry Allen (1994), The Leather-Winged Bat (1994), Danny Boy (1995) and Away in a Manger (1988).
They are published in three books by G. Schirmer (distributed by Hal Leonard). The Faces of Love, Natural Selection and Eve-Song are in Book One #5048-3634, for soprano and piano; Paper Wings, Songs to the Moon, Of Gods and Cats and the individual songs are in Book Two #5048-3635, for mezzo and piano; Encountertenor, Thoughts Unspoken, the songs with cello, and Folk Songs are in Book Three #5048-3636, for medium voice and piano.
Alfred Heller
Alfred Heller's compositions for voice and piano include
  • For Arleen (Emily Dickinson)
  • Chamber music (James Joyce), a long cycle.
  • New England Times and Places (Robert Frost) six songs.
Publisher and dates unknown. See home.earthlink.net/~ahmus/
Hans Werner Henze
The compositions of Hans Werner Henze (1926 - ) for voice and piano include
  • Ariosi for soprano, violin, and piano four hands
  • Five Neapolitan Songs (1955) arranged from the orchestral songs
  • Six Songs from the Arabian (1999)
They are published by Schott.
Paul Hindemith
The compositions of Paul Hindemith for voice and piano include
  • Acht Lieder Op. 18
  • Nine English Songs
  • Das Marienleben Op. 27 (Rilke)
  • Sechs Lieder (Hölderlin)
  • Two Songs incl: Image and Beauty touch me (Cox)
  • Zwei Balladen incl: La Belle Dame sans Merci and Bal des Pendus
  • Die junge Magd (Georg Trakl) incl: Oft am Brunnen
Dates unknown. They are published by Schott.
David Hogan
The compositions of David Hogan (1949-1996) for voice and piano include
  • Love on my Heart (Robert Bridges, 1990)
  • Perjury (Emily Dickinson, 1990)
  • My true love has my heart (Sir Philip Sidney, 1990); this is the same text Britten set as Canticle I
  • Three Love Songs (1993)
  • Steles (Victor Segalen) a planned cycle, of which two songs were completed
Published by Schirmer. David Hogan was born in Virginia, lived much of his life in Paris, and died in the explosion that destroyed a TWA jet over Long Island NY on 17 July l996.
Lee Hoiby
The compositions of Lee Hoiby for voice and piano include
  • The Serpent
Dates and publisher unknown.
Robin Holloway
The compositions of Robin Holloway (Leamington Spa 1943-) for voice and piano include
  • Four Houseman fragments Op. 7 (1965-66)
  • Tender only to one Op. 12 (S. Smith, 1968-9)
  • Banal sojourn Op. 15 (W. Stevens, 1971)
  • Georgian songs Op. 19 (1972)
  • Five little songs about Death Op. 21 (S. Smith, 1972-3)
  • Lights out Op. 24 (E. Thomas, 1974)
  • In the 30th year Op. 25 (J. V. Cunningham, 1974)
  • Author of Light Op. 26 (Jacobean texts, 1974)
  • This is just to say Op. 32 (W. C. Williams, 1977)
  • Op. 35 (1977) incl: The blue doom of summer (R. Firbank) for high voice and harp, and Willow Cycle (Shakespeare, W. Raleigh, trad) for tenor and harp.
  • From high windows Op. 37 (P. Larkin, 1977)
  • Killing time (W. H. Auden, S. Smith, W. Raleigh, 1978)
  • The noon's repose Op. 39 for tenor and harp (T. S. Elliot, W. Stevens, A. Marvel, 1978-9)
  • A medley of nursery rhymes and conundrums Op. 33 (1979)
  • Whatever we may be Op. 46 (R. Graves, 1980)
  • The lover's well Op. 49 (G. Hill, 1980)
Publisher unknown.
Gustav Holst
The compositions of Gustav Holst (1874-1934) for voice and piano include
  • Six Songs Op. 15 (1902-3) for baritone, incl: Invocation to the dawn (Rig Veda), Fain would I change that note, The sergeant's song (Hardy), In a wood (Hardy), Between us now (Hardy) and I will not let thee go (Bridges)
  • Six Songs Op. 16 (1903-4) for soprano, incl: Calm is the morn (Tennyson), My true love hath my heart (P. Sidney), Weep you no more, Lovely kind and kindly loving (N. Breton), Cradle song (W. Blake) and Peace (A. Hyatt)
  • Hymns from the Rig Veda Op. 24 (1907-8) translated by the composer, incl: Ushas (Dawn), Varuna I (Sky), Maruts (Stormcloud), Indra (God of storm and battle), Varuna II (The waters), Song of the frogs, Vac (Speech), Creation and Faith
  • Four Songs Op. 35, incl: Jesu sweet, My soul has nought but fire and ice, I sing of a maiden and My Leman is so true
  • The heart worships (1907, A. Buckton)
  • Eleven Songs as published by Thames also includes Slumber song, Margarete's cradle song, Soft and Gently, Dewy roses and Song of the woods, which are however not mentioned in Groves.
  • The Humbert Wolfe Songs (1930) 12 songs, incl: Persephone, Things lovlier, Now in these fairylands, A little music, The thought, The floral bandit, Envoi, The dream-city, Journey's end, In the street of lost time, Rhyme, Betelgeuse and Paris
A selection of eleven songs is published by Thames.
Sidney Homer
The 103 post-1900 compositions of Sidney Homer (Boston 1864 - Florida 1953) for voice and piano include:
  • Three Poems of Thomas Hood Op. 10 (1899-1900) incl: A lake and a fairy boat, Autumn and It was the time of roses
  • Two Songs Op. 11 (1900-1903) incl: Daybreak (Whittier) and Baby's Outing
  • Three Poems of Browning (1901-1902) incl: Prospice Op. 12, The Poor Man's Song Op. 13 and The Last Leaf Op. 14
  • Six Songs from Underwoods Op. 15 (R.L. Stevenson, 1902-1903) incl: Sing me a song of a lad that is gone no. 1, Requiem, The Unforgotten, The Stormy Evening, The Country of the Camisards and Evensong
  • Three songs from A Child's Garden of Verses Op. 16 (R.L. Stevenson, 1906) incl: Pirate Story and Young Night Thought
  • Four Songs Op. 17 (1904-1905) incl: How's my Boy? no. 1 (Sydney Dobell), Michael Robartes bids his beloved be at peace no. 3 (W.B. Yeats) and To Russia no. 4 (Joaquin Miller)
  • Three Songs Op. 18 (1908) incl: When Wind-Flowers Blossom on the Sea (C. Rossetti), The Sick Child and The Pauper's Drive
  • Seventeen Lyrics from Sing-Song Op. 19 (C. Rossetti, 1908) Dead in the cold, a song-singing thrush, Who has seen the wind? part II no. 1 Dancing on the hilltops part II no. 2, Lullaby, oh lullaby! part II no. 5 and Minnie and Mattie and fat little May part II no. 7
  • The Fiddler of Dooney Op. 20 (W.B. Yeats, 1909)
  • Two Songs Op. 21 (1910) incl: The Eternal Goodness and There's Heaven Above (Whittier)
  • Bandana Ballads Op. 22 (Maria Howard Weeden, 1910) 5 songs, incl: Mammy's Lullaby, Uncle Rome and A Banjo Song no. 4
  • Op. 23 (1911) incl: April, April and Ferry me across the water
  • Dearest Op. 24 (1912)
  • The Song of the Shirt Op. 25 (1913)
  • Songs of Experience Op. 26 (W. Blake, 1913) two songs incl: The Sick Rose no. 1
  • Songs of the Old South Op. 27 (M.H. Weeden, 1914) 5 songs incl: 'Way down South no. 1
  • Sing to me, sing Op. 28 (1914)
  • Babylon the Great Op. 29 (C. Rossetti, 1914)
  • Sheep and Lambs Op. 31
  • The Battle of Blenheim Op. 32 (Southey, 1914)
  • Three Scotch Poems Op. 33 (1917) ...`Dinna ask me' (James Fergusson), Auld Daddy Darkness (John Dunlop) and Cuddle Doon (Alexander Anderson)
  • Four Modern Poems Op. 34 incl: The King of the Fairy Men no. 1, When death to either shall come no. 2 and Mary's Baby no. 3
  • Homeland Op. 35 (Homer, 1918)
  • Songs from Mother Goose Op. 36 (1919) 35 songs incl: Pease-pudding Hot, Pease-pudding Cold, Hey, Diddle Diddle, Ding, Dong, Bell, I went Up One Pair of Stairs, Hickory, Dickory, Dock and The House that Jack Built no. 17
  • Six Cheerful Songs to Poems of American Humor Op. 37 (1920) incl: 'Späcially Jim, Casey at the Bat no. 3 (E.L. Thayer) A Plantation Ditty, The Height of the Ridiculous (O.W. Holmes) and Christmas Chimes
  • General William Booth Enters into Heaven Op. 38 (Vachel Lindsay, 1913)
  • The Everlasting Mercy Op. 42 (1913, publ. 1929)
  • The Lay of the Laborer Op. 43 (1913, publ. 1929)
  • The Widow in the Bye Street (J. Masefield) Down Bye Street, The Widow's Prayer and The Widow's Song. This set may be Homer's masterpiece.
  • Three Songs from the Slums (Toyohiko Kagawa, 1910-1924) incl: Snowy Morning, Little Sister and Spring Night
Originally published by Harold Flammer, Macmillan and Schirmer, now more available from Classical Vocal Reprints and Recital Publications. Before 1900 Homer also wrote Trost der Nacht Op. 3 (1884), Four Slavic Poems Op. 5 (1896-9) and Eight Poems by Tennyson Op. 6-9 (1896-1897). Sidney Homer married the contralto Louise Beatty whose sister Daisy was the mother of Samuel Barber. See also The Songs of Sidney Homer, H.C. Thorpe, MQ xvii (1931) 47-73 and Jeffrey Snider's Sidney Homer Home Page.
Arthur Honegger
Arthur Honegger (1892-1955) wrote about thirty mélodies for voice and piano, incl:
  • Six poèmes d'Apollinaire
  • Six poèmes de Jean Cocteau
  • Trois poèmes de Paul Claudel
Dates unknown. They are published by Salabert.
Donald Hope
Donald Hope's compositions for voice and piano include:
  • Lullay Lullay Thou Tiny Little Child (1968, Anon)
Published by Boosey.
Mervyn Horder
The compositions of Mervyn Horder (London 1910-1998) include:
  • Six Betjeman Songs (John Betjeman) publ. Lengnick
  • And is it true ? (John Betjeman) publ. Bardic
  • A Shropshire Lad - 5 Songs (A. E. Houseman) publ. Lengnick
  • Six Shakespeare Songs (William Shakespeare) publ. Lengnick
  • Black Diamonds I - 3 Songs (Dorothy Parker) publ. Bardic
  • Black Diamonds II - 3 Songs (Dorothy Parker) publ. Bardic
  • Five Songs (Robert Burns) publ. Bardic
  • Dorset Delight - 5 Songs (William Barnes) publ. Westerleigh
  • Five Sea Songs (Charles Causley) publ. Westerleigh
  • Four Songs (Charles Causley) publ. Westerleigh
  • A Book of Love Songs (1969) publ. Lengnick
  • The Orange Carol Book (1972) publ. Schott
  • The Easter Carol Book (1982) publ. Schott
Dates mostly unknown. They are published by Bardic, Lengnick, Schott and Westerliegh. Mervyn Horder was son of the first Lord Horder, physician to five British monarchs (Edward VII to Elizabeth II). Educated at Winchester College, later Chairman and Managing Director of Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., general publishers, 1945-1970. See www.bardic-music.com/Horder.html
Herbert Howells
The compositions of Herbert Howells for voice and piano include:
  • Girl's Son (1919, Wilfred Wilson Gibson)
  • A Madrigal (1919, Austin Dobson)
  • King David (1923, Walter de la Mare)
Published by Boosey.
Georges Hüe
About half of the compositions for voice and piano of Georges Hüe (Versailles 1858 - Paris 1948) were written before 1900. The post-1900 songs include:
  • Air du matin, Air du soir (J. M. Mestrallet, 1901)
  • Chanson de Lognac (P. de Ronsard, 1901)
  • Portrait d'enfant (M. Chassang, 1901)
  • Ronde (M. Chassang, 1901)
  • Les yeux et la voix (P. Bourget, 1901)
  • Chansons Printanières (J. Benedict, 1902)
  • Dans le jardin multicolore (A. Samain, 1902)
  • Edith au col de cygne (cant., Chassang, 1902)
  • Trois poèmes maritimes (Lebey, 1904)
  • Croquis d'Orient (T. Klingsor, 1905)
  • Jeunes chansons sur des vieux airs (A. Alexandre, 1905)
  • Lieds dans la forêt (A. Alexandre, 1906)
  • Chimères (Lebey, 1909)
  • Étrennes (Hettich, 1909)
  • Ferveur (C. Marteau de Milleville, 1909)
  • Vertige (Lebey, 1909)
  • Chansons du valet de coeur (T. Klingsor, 1912)
  • Trois nouvelles mélodies (1912)
  • Deux poésies de Jean Lahor (1912)
  • L'un et l'autre (G. Boyer, 1913)
  • Vengeons nos morts (M. Chassang, 1916)
  • Triptyque (A. Puget, 1918)
  • Dans le parc (A. Samain, 1919)
  • Esquisses marocainnes (A. Droin, 1919)
  • Versailles (A. Samain, 1920), a song cycle
  • Les heures (P. Arosa, 1922)
  • Deux poèmes japonais (1922)
  • Épiphanie (Leconte de Lisle, 1924)
  • L'inconnue (de l'Église, 1924)
  • Lied (Henri de Régnier, 1924)
  • Madonne (J. Lahore, 1924)
  • Le mariage de Marion (T. Klingsor, 1924)
  • Mélancholie (Lahore, 1924)
  • Sonnez les matines (1926)
  • Deux chansons dans le style populaire (Arosa, 1927)
  • Impressions d'Alsace (Alexandre, 1927)
  • Mélancholie du souvenir (Arosa, 1930)
  • Chanson, Mélodie (Arosa, 1931)
  • La Polletaise (Arosa, 1932)
  • Passereau, Passerose (Chassang, 1932)
  • Berceuse pour les Geux (Arosa, 1933)
  • La nuit immortelle (Chassang, 1933)
Published by Leduc, Heugel and Choudens.
Jaques Ibert
The compositions of Jaques Ibert (1890-1962) for voice and piano include
  • La verdure dorée (four songs)
  • Chansons de Don Quichotte (four songs)
Dates unknown. They are published by Leduc.
John Ireland
John Ireland (1879-1962) wrote over 100 songs for voice and piano; they include
  • When I am Dead, my Dearest
  • Sea Fever (1913) on a poem by John Masefield
  • Rest
  • Heart's Desire (1917, A. E. Houseman)
  • The Cost (1917), two songs of the First World War
  • Spring Sorrow (1918, Rupert Brooke)
  • I have Twelve Oxen (1919, Anon)
  • The Bells of Saint Marie (1919) on a poem by John Masefield
  • The Vagabond (1922) on a poem by John Masefield
  • Adoration
  • The Rat
  • Five Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy
  • Five Songs to Sixteenth-Century Poems
  • Songs Sacred and Profane
  • We'll to the Woods no more (Houseman), which includes two songs and a piano piece which "may be performed separately, but must be considered as a completion of the two previous numbers".
  • The Land of Lost Content (Houseman, from A Shropshire Lad), six songs.
Most dates unknown. Published by Boosey.
Charles Ives
The post-1900 compositions of Charles Ives (1874-1954) for voice and piano may include
  • The things our Fathers loved
  • Ann Street
  • The Housatonic at Stockbridge
  • Memories, incl: a. very pleasant and b. rather sad
  • The cage
  • The Circus Band
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Tarrant Moss (Kipling, 1902) also known as Slugging a vampire because Ives was unable to obtain copyright permission for Kipling's poem
  • Requiem (R. L. Stevenson, 1911)
  • General William Booth Enters Into Heaven (Lindsay, 1914)
  • The Innate (1916) arranged by Ives from a version for string quartet of 1908
  • Tom Sails Away (1917)
  • Cradle Song (A. L. Ives, 1919)
  • La Fède (Ariosto, 1920)
  • An Election (1920)
  • Two Little Flowers (1921)
  • From Paracelsus (Browning, 1912-1921)
  • Majority (1921) arranged by Ives from the version for chorus and orchestra of 1915
  • Resolution (1921)
  • A Farewell to Land (Byron, 1925)
Dates not given are unknown. Ives published a volume of 114 songs at his own expense in 1922. A selection of songs is published by Merion Music. See www.charlesives.org and All Made of Tunes, Charles Ives and the Uses of Musical Borrowing by J. Peter Burkholder, Indiana University, president of the Ives Society.
André Jolivet
The compositions of André Jolivet for voice and piano were originally written with orchestral accompaniment. They include
  • Trois complaintes du Soldat (Durand)
  • Poèmes intimes (Heugel)
Dates unknown. Published by Durand and Heugel.
Wilhelm Kempff
The compositions of Wilhelm Kempff for voice and piano include
  • Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von C.F. Meyer incl: Der römische Brunnen
Dates unknown. Published by Edition Walhall in 2000 and also by Boosey in Three songs for coloratura soprano and piano, 1997
Yrjo Kilpinen
See www.finlandia.edu/Department/FAHC/YKSNA/bio1.html. His Nordic period, 1922-26, includes songs to words by Josephson, Bergman, Lagerkvist, osterling, Ullman, Cnattingius and Blomberg. Yrjo Kilpinen's huge output of 767 songs include
  • Op. 19 incl: Omenankukat no. 4, Illalla no. 7, Rannalla no. 9, and Pieni balladi no. 10. The Jalkanen Lieder of 1918-19 aready fall into Kilpinen's mature period. Most of the songs are riddled with morbid, resigned pathos, which surely explains in part why they have had so few performances in the later half of the 20th century. Among them one nevertheless finds songs of substance, such as Ah, missa lienet nyt with its long chromatic suspensions, or the haughty Yli hohtavan hangen.
  • Elegia yolle Op. 20 no 5
  • Kuutamolla Op. 21 no 2 Ihme Op. 21 no 6 In his cycle Fantasi och verklighet to poems by Josephson, Kilpinen found a way of depicting the unusual middle ground between the idyllic and the macabre created by this poet and painter.
  • Lakeus Op. 22, incl: Kesayossa No 4, and a strange light hovers over no. 5.
  • Koskenniemi Lieder Op. 23 (1927), 37 songs, are some of Kilpinen's best-known creations, incl: Rannalta I no. 1 has come to enjoy a folksong-like popularity with its open landscape and plaintive motive; in the brilliant Kesayo no. 3 the poem's image of distant accordion-playing becomes one with the rhythm of the listener's heart in a way to which only a grand master can aspire, Hyokyaalto no. 6, and Ihme which builds to an almost euphorically noble, hymnlike conclusion.
  • Op. 25 incl: Ystavien piiri pienentyy no. 1 "Jaa hyvasti" ja "nankemiin" no. 3 The Lagerkvist Cycle is said to be where Kilpinen comes closest to atonality and Expressionism. The world of Lagerkvist, a Christian existentialist, is at one and the same time steadfast and disconsolate. Kilpinen's musical language in songs such as Var ar den djupa gladje and Regnet slar och slar succeeds in capturing both these aspects of his poetry.
  • Alvan och kardinalen Op. 27 no 5
  • Din mun ar ljusare an min Op. 33 no 4
  • Minnen Op. 45 no 3 1928 was the year of the Morgenstern Lieder, a collection totalling no less than 75 songs.
  • 6 Sanger Op. 47
  • Dyningen Op. 48 no 1 Snoblommor Op. 48 no 2 Stjarnorna aro sa stilla Op. 48 no 3
  • Op. 49 incl: Jag har haft en stor, tyst sorg no. 2 and Den ljusa nattens ljusa fageldrillar no. 3
  • Modern Op. 50 no 3
  • Op. 52 incl: Janka no. 1, Laululle no. 3, and Tunturille no. 4
  • Op. 54 incl: Vanha kirkko no. 1, Kirkkorannassa no. 2, Suvilaulu no. 3, Tunturilaulu no. 4, Vanha Kirkko no. 9, Kirkkorannassa no. 10 and Tunturilaulu no. 12
  • 6 Lieder Op. 59
  • Lieder der Liebe Op. 61 (1934) are some of Kilpinen's best known, with a unique immediacy and spontaneity. Gems such as Heimat, Kleines Lied and Anmutiger Vertrag remind us of the controlled forms of traditional German lied, incl: Heimat no. 1, Kleines lied no. 2, Deine Rosen an der Brust no. 3, Uber die tausend Berge no. 4 and Anmutiger Vertrag no. 5
  • Lieder um den Tod Op. 62 (1934) is Kilpinen's most widely recognized work internationally.
  • Spielmannslieder Op. 77, incl: Eingeschniete stille Felder no. 2, Spiel ich wo zum Tanze auf no. 3, Tanzlied no. 4, Spielmannssehnen no. 5, Wenn der Wein nicht war no. 7 and Ich sang mich durch das deutsche Land no. 8
  • H.F. von Zwehl Songs Op. 79
  • Lieder um eine kleine Stadt Op. 95
  • Kanteletar Op. 100 was Kilpinen's bequest to the Finnish people; it contains 64 songs to poems from the Kanteletar, the sister work to Finland's national epic, The Kalevala. Incl. Paimenalaulu no. 1, Tule tanne no. 4, Silloin laulan no. 5 is a gem of humorous character depiction, On kumpiaki no. 6, Oisi mulla vallan miekka no. 8, Oi Ukko ylinen Herra which invokes ancient magic, Nyt on kaikki kallistunna another humorous character depiction, Milla maksan maammon maion no. 39, Tuuti, tuuti tummaistani no. 51 has tragic overtones, and Kiitos emannasta no. 62
  • The cycles Liederfolge, Herbst, and Hochgebirgswinter, to poems by Hesse, are all examples of the composer's austere late period. They do not reach to the level of his previous works in terms of musical accomplishment, being more staid and lacking in innovation.
In addition, there are the Hermann Lons songs from 1943-46, and the as yet unpublished Katri Vala songs from 1946. Kilpinen is published by Fazer Book, and the german songs were originally published by Bote und Bock and by Breitkopf.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
The compositions of Erich Wolfgang Korngold for voice and piano include
  • Three Lieder Op. 22, incl: Was Du mir bist (van der Straten), Mit Dir zu Schweigen (Kobald) and Welt is stille eingeschlafen (Kobald)
  • Lieder des Abschieds
Dates and publication details unknown.
Ernst Krenek
The compositions of Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) for voice and piano include
  • Dem Andenken Franz Schuberts (Krenek)
  • O Lacrymosa Op. 48 (Rilke, 1926)
  • Stella's Monologue Op. 57 (Goethe, 1928)
  • Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen Op. 62 (20 songs, 1929) incl: Gewitter, Heimweh, Heisser Tag am See and Friedhof im Gebirgsdorf. The whole cycle is published in four volumes, and lasts about an hour. In 1960 Krenek published a group of eight of these songs in his own English translation (UE 12877)
  • Die Nachtigal Op. 68
  • Fünf Lieder nach Franz Kafka Op. 82 (1937) Schoenbergian, sparse in texture
  • Four Songs Op. 112 (Gerald Manley Hopkins, 1947)
  • Spätlese
  • An Exile-to-Be Hymns Farewell to His Fatherland, a song cycle
  • The Flea Op. 175 (John Donne, 1960)
  • Wechselrahmen Op. 189 (Emil Barth, 1965)
Published by Schott and Universal.
Dorian le Gallienne
The compositions of Dorian le Gallienne for voice and piano include
  • Four Divine Poems of John Donne (1967)
Originally published by a small Australian art house (sumptuously produced ...) The Australian Music Centre claim that they were republished by Allans, but Allans don't seem to know about this.
Jacques Leguerney
Jacques Leguerney, who died in 1999, had a fondness for French Renaissance poets such as Ronsard, and the songs are tinged with elements of both Impressionism and earlier-sounding, sort of modal harmonies. He claimed he had been born 400 years too late. He has written more than fifty mélodies, including
  • Vingt poèmes de la Pléiade
  • La nuit (three songs)
  • Le carnaval (three songs)
His songs are published by Salabert, Eschig, and Durand.
Franz Lehár
The compositions of Franz Lehár (1870-1948) for voice and piano include
  • Weidmannsliebe (Karst-Lieder), Op. 26 (1894, first published 1894) incl: Schicksalsahnung, Erfüllung, Was streift mein Blick, Ich drückte deine liebe Hand, Es duften die Blüten, Mein Traumschloss - versunken, Verzaubert (words: Felix Falzari)
  • Die Liebe zog vorüber (first published, 1906) incl: Ich war sein Mädel, Das erste Mal, Am Bache im Gras (words: Otto Eisenschitz)
  • Aus eiserner Zeit, Liederzyklus (first published 1914-15) incl: Trutzlied (Fritz Löhner), Ich hab' ein Hüglein im Polenland, Frauenlied (Karl Dankwart Zwerger), Nur einer... (Fr. W. von Oesteren), Was liegt daran? Reiterlied 1914 (Hugo Zuckermann), Fieber (Erwin Weill)
  • Amours (first published 1921) incl: Sans phrases, Fruit defendu, Ce soir la chambre est vide, A Versailles (words: Marcel Dunan)
  • Les Compagnons d'Ulysse, numéros musicaux du roman de Pierre Benoit (1937, first published 1937) incl: Sur le ch'min creux, La chanson d'Angelica, L'amour ne peut se tromper, Ma rose blanche, Je lis dans tes regards surpris, Chant et danse d'Arequipa, Tango d'Amour (words: Andre Mauprey & H. Geiringer)
  • Dalai (first published 1942) incl: Erre arra jartam, Ami elmult, Hogyha a lany mosolyog, Ha megehulok kinyitom a bicskamat (words: Jozsef Nador)
They are being published in The Complete Art Songs of Franz Lehár (four volumes) by Glocken Verlag, see Josef Weinberger
Liza Lehmann
The English soprano and composer Liza Lehmann (London 1862 - Pinner 1918) studied singing with Alberto Randegger and Jenny Lind in London, and composition with Niels Raunkilde in Rome, Wilhelm Freudenberg in Wiesbaden and Hamish MacCunn in London. She excelled in lighter material and wrote many children's songs. Her post-1900 compositions for voice and piano include:
  • The Daisy-Chain (L. Alma-Tadema, R.L. Stevenson and others), SATB, pf (1900)
  • Cameos: 5 Greek Love-Songs (1901)
  • 5 French Songs (G. Boutelleau, F. Plessis, 1901)
  • More Daisies, S, A, T, B, pf (1902)
  • Songs of Love and Spring (E. Geibel), A, Bar, pf (1903)
  • The Life of a Rose (L. Lehmann, 1905)
  • Bird Songs (A.S., 1907)
  • Mr. Coggs and Other Songs for Children (E.V. Lucas, 1908)
  • Nonsense Songs (from L. Carroll: Alice in Wonderland, S,A,T,B,pf 1908)
  • Breton Folk-Songs (F.M. Gostling, S,A,T,B,pf 1909)
  • Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral (H. Belloc), 2vv, pf (1909)
  • Liza Lehmann Album (1909)
  • 5 Little Love Songs (C. Fabbri, 1910)
  • Prairie Pictures (Lehmann), S, A, T, B, pf (1911)
  • Songs of a Flapper (Lehmann, 1911)
  • Cowboy Ballads (J.A. Lomax, 1912)
  • The Well of Sorrow (H. Vacaresco: The Bard of the Dimbovitza, 1912)
  • 5 Tenor Songs (1913)
  • Hips and Haws (M. Radclyffe Hall, 1913)
  • Songs of Good Luck (Superstitions, H. Taylor, 1913)
  • Parody Pie, S,A,T,B,pf (1914)
  • 3 Snow Songs (Lehmann), 1v, pf, org, female vv (1914)
  • 3 Songs for Low Voice (Meredith, Browning, 1922)
  • Many single songs, incl: To a Little Red Spider (L.A. Cunnington, 1903), Magdalen at Michael's Gate (H. Kingsley, 1913), The Poet and the Nightingale (J.T. White, 1914), The Lily of a Day (Jonson 1917), There are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden (R. Fyleman 1917) and When I am Dead, My Dearest (C. Rossetti, 1918)
  • The Secrets of the Heart (H. Austin Dobson, SA,pf 1895)
  • Good-Night, Babette! (Austin Dobson, SBar,vn,vc,pf 1898)
  • The Eternal Feminine (monologue, L. Eldée, 1902)
  • The Happy Prince (recitation, O. Wilde, 1908)
  • 4 Shakespearean Part-Songs (1911)
  • The Selfish Giant (recitation, Wilde, 1911)
  • The High Tide (recitation, J. Ingelow, 1912)
  • Behind the Nightlight (J. Maude, N. Price, 1913)
Before 1900 there were Mirage (1894), 8 German Songs (1888), 12 German Songs (1889), 9 English Songs (1895), In a Persian Garden (E. FitzGerald, after O. Khayyâm, S,A,T,B,pf 1896), In memoriam (Tennyson, 1899). Publisher unknown. Her memoirs The Life of Liza Lehmann, by Herself (New York, 1918) give witty insight into musical society of the period in London and the USA.
Daniel Lesur
The compositions of Daniel Lesur for voice and piano include
  • Trois poèmes de Cécile Sauvage (Amphion-Ricordi)
  • Clair comme le jour (Amphion-Ricordi)
  • L'enfance de l'art (Amphion-Ricordi)
  • Berceuses à tenir éveillé (Durand)
Dates unknown. Published by Amphion-Ricordi and Durand.
Lowell Liebermann
Lowell Liebermann' compositions for voice and piano include
  • To Say To Go To Sleep (Randall Jarrell)
Dates unknown. Publisher unknown.
Douglas Lilburn
The compositions of New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn (1915 - 2001) for voice and piano include
  • Summer's Sadness (D'Arcy Cresswell, 1940)
  • Willow Song (Shakespeare, 1944, revised 1978)
  • Holiday Piece (Denis Glover, 1946, revised 1950)
  • O Fons Bandusiae (Horace, transl: R.A.K.Mason, 1946)
  • Song Thinking of Her Dead (R.A.K.Mason, 1946)
  • Li Po in Spring (James Baxter, 1947)
  • Summer Afternoon (Basil Dowling, 1947) published by Waiteata Press as No. 1 of Three Songs
  • The Islands (Charles Brasch, 1948) two songs: Darkness and light in archetypal sway... and Always in these islands, meeting and parting...
  • Lines in Autumn (Basil Dowling, 1950)
  • Elegy (Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, 1951), eight songs: The Hollyford Valley, Now he is dead, Now sleeps the gorge, Reverie, Driftwood, Wind and rain, Farewell and The laid-out body; published by Waiteata Press. This was sung here in Tasmania a few years ago by Michael Leighton Jones with David Bollard, quite moving.
  • Sings Harry (Denis Glover, 1953), six songs: These songs..., When I am Old..., Once the Days, The Casual Man, The Flowers of the Sea and I Remember; published by Otago University Press and Waiteata Press.
  • Clear Sky and The Picnic (Ruth Dallas, 1954) two songs, published by Waiteata Press as Nos. 2 and 3 of Three Songs
  • Norah's Song to the Skull (1973) from the score "The Wide Open Cage"
  • Three Songs (1985) collects Summer Afternoon and Clear Sky and The Picnic
Studied in London at the RCM 1937-1940 with Vaughan Williams. Published by Otago University Press and Waiteata Press. See: wikipedia and www.douglaslilburn.org
Fernando Lopes-Garça
The many compositions of Fernando Lopes-Garça (Tomar 1906 - Lisbon 1994) for voice and piano include
  • Canções Heróicas
  • Quatro Redondilhas de Camões
  • Très Sonetos de Camões Op. 27
  • Seis Sonetos de Camões Op. 215
  • Dez Novos Sonetos de Camões Op. 231
  • Très Líricas Castelhanas de Camões
  • Clepsidra, aito poemas do Camilo Pessanha (1976) incl: Corolas que floristes, Efim levantou ferro, Passou o outono já, Na cadeia os bandidos presos, Canção de partida, Voz débil que passas, Quem poluíu quem rasgou os meus lençóis de linho and Ao longo os barcos de flores
  • Quatro Canciones de Federico García Lorca
Dates unknown. Publisher unknown.
Elizabeth Lutyens
The compositions of Elizabeth Lutyens (1906-1983) for voice and piano include
  • Five songs for soprano (1931)
  • Four songs for tenor and piano (1934) incl: Stanzas (Emily Bronte), Thief in the night, Nonentity (D.H.Lawrence) and Feste's song (Shakespeare)
  • Six songs for tenor, soprano and piano (1936) incl: The deserter (A.E.Housman), Then night is darkening, The appeal, Fall leaves fall (Emily Bronte) and Mother, I cannot mind my wheel (Sappho trad. W.S. Landor)
  • Bring, in this timeless grave to throw (1936)
  • In the temple of a bird's wing (1957/63 Op. 37)
  • The egocentric (Oxford English Dictionary, 1969)
  • The supplicant (1969) for bass and piano
  • In the direction of the beginning (Dylan Thomas, 1970 Op. 76)
  • That sun (Flaubert, 1979 Op. 137) for contralto and piano
  • Dirge
  • Fantasy
  • I Sat with Love   for tenor and piano
  • I Sent a Wreath
  • Mary Anne
  • O Yet Forgive
  • Rondeaux
  • Stanzas from 'Thyrsis' for mezzo/baritone and piano, incl: Thief in the night (D.H.Lawrence, 1934?), To sea, D'un vanneur de blé aux vents and Weathers
  • A wet day - Four Seasonal Songs whilst a Plumber Fetched his Tools
  • Winter returns for tenor and piano
She also wrote several works for unaccompanied voice. Published by Chester from 1939 to 1946, then Lengnick until 1952, then Mills Music until 1963, then Schott until 1969, then self-published by The Olivan Press. See: her autobiography A Goldfish Bowl (Cassel, 1972), and: A Pilgrim Soul (Michael Joseph, 1989) by Meiron and Susie Harris.
Alma Mahler
The post-1900 compositions of Alma Maria Schindler-Mahler (1879-1964) for voice and piano include
  • Fünf Lieder (1901, first published 1910) incl: Die Stille Stadt (Richard Dehmel), In mein Vaters Garten (Hartleben), Laue Sommernacht (Gustav Falke), Bei dir ist es traut (Rilke) and Ich wandle unter Blumen (Heine)
  • Vier Lieder (1911, first published 1915) incl: Licht in der Nacht (Otto Julius Bierbaum), Waldseligkeit (Dehmel), Ansturm (Dehmel) and Erntelied (Falke)
  • Fünf Gesänge (1915, first published by Josef Weinberger in 1924) incl: Hymne (Novalis), Ekstase (Bierbaum), Der Erkennende (Franz Werfel), Lobgesang (Dehmel) and Hymne an die Nacht (Novalis)
Initially a pupil of Zemlinsky, Alma in 1902 gave up her own composing and married Gustav Mahler. The songs are published by Universal Edition (UE 18016).
Gustav Mahler
The post-1900 compositions of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) for voice and piano include
  • one or two of the Knaben Wunderhorn songs (1900-1904 ?)
  • Kindertotenlieder von Rückert (1905) incl: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n, Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen, Wenn dein Mütterlein, Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen and In diesen Wetter
  • Das Lied von der Erde (1911) incl: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde, Der einsame im Herbst, Von der Jugend, Von der Schönheit, Der Trunkene im Frühling and Der Abschied
The early songs are published by Schott; the piano reductions of the big song cycles are republished by Dover.
Josef Marx
Austrian post-romantic impressionist composer Josef Marx (1882-1964) wrote 150 lieder, incl:
  • Italienisches Liederbuch (Paul Heyse, 1912) incl: Am Brunnen
  • Der Dichter
  • Nimm dir ein schönes Weib
  • Durch Einsamkeiten
  • Hat dich die Liebe berührt
  • Valse de Chopin
  • Marienlied
  • Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht
  • Der bescheidene Schäfer
  • Waldseligkeit
  • Nocturne
  • Nachtgebet
  • Selige Nacht
  • Pierrot Dandy
  • Das Karussell und andere Rilke-Gedichte (Rilke) incl: Römische Fontäne (publ. Bärenreiter)
Marx was the teacher of Georg Tintner. Many of Marx's songs also exist in arrangements for orchestra or various chamber ensembles. See www.joseph-marx.org
Nikolai Medtner
The compositions of Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951) for voice and piano include
  • The Angel Op. 1a
  • Winter Evening Op. 13 no. 1
  • Eight Songs Op. 24
  • Songs Op. 28 incl: no. 2 I cannot hear that bird, no. 3 Butterfly, no. 4 In the churchyard, no. 5 Spring calm
  • The Rose Op. 29 no. 6
  • I loved thee well Op. 32 no. 4
  • Night Op. 36 no. 5
  • Sleepless Op. 37 no. 1
  • Songs Op. 52 (1931) incl: no. 2 The raven, no. 3 Elegy, no. 5 Spanish romance, no. 6 Serenade
  • Noon Op. 59 no. 1
  • As soon as roses wither
  • The waltz
  • Sonata-Vocalise
Dates and publisher unknown.
Olivier Messiaen
The compositions of Olivier Messiaen for voice and piano include
  • Trois mélodies
  • Poèmes pour Mi (nine songs)
  • Chants de la terre et du ciel (six songs)
Dates unknown. Published by Durand.
Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud (1898-1962) wrote nearly two hundred mélodies of very varied character for voice and piano, including
  • Poèmes juifs Op. 34, eight songs incl: Lamentation (no. 8), (Eschig and Schott)
  • Chants populaires hébraïques (six songs) (Heugel)
  • Quatre poèmes de Léo Latil (Durand)
  • Catalogue de fleurs (seven songs) (Durand)
  • Les soirées de Petrograd (twelve songs) (Durand)
  • Chansons de négresse (three songs) (Salabert)
  • Petites légendes (fifteen songs) (Heugel)
  • Chants de misère (four songs) (Heugel)
  • Chansons de Ronsard (four songs) (Boosey and Hawkes) incl: À une Fontaine (for "very high" soprano and piano)
Dates unknown. Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Durand, Eschig, Heugel, Salabert and Schott.
Ed Talbot Moeran
The compositions for voice and piano of Ed Talbot Moeran (1895 - ?) include
  • Folksongs vol 1 incl: Six folksongs from Norfolk, High Germany, Sailor and young Nancy, Little milkmaid, Jolly carter, Parson and clerk and Gaol song
  • Folksongs vol 2 incl: Six Suffolk folksongs and Songs from County Kerry
  • Collected Songs Vol 1 (tenor) incl: In youth is pleasure, Merry month of May, Sweet o' the year, Blue-eyed spring, Weep you no more, Four English lyrics, Diaphenia, Rosaline, The monk's fancy and Invitation in autumn
  • Collected Songs Vol 2 (soprano/mezzo) incl: Mantle of blue, Twilight, Impromptu in March, Rosefrail, Tilly, Rahoon, Lover and his lass, Where the bee sucks, When dasies pied, When icicles hang by the wall, Evening, The poplars, A cottager, The dustman, Lullaby and The herdsman
  • Collected Songs Vol 3 (A. E. Housman) for baritone, incl: Ludlow Town (When smoke stood up, Farewell to barn, Say lad have you things to do and The lads in their hundreds), Four Houseman songs ('Tis time I think, Far in a western brookland, Lovliest of trees and O fair enough are sky and plain) and Four songs from a Shropshire Lad (Westward on the high-hilled plains, When I came last to Ludlow, This time of year and Far in a western brookland)
  • Collected Songs Vol 4 for baritone incl: Two Robert Bridges Songs (Spring goeth all in white and When June is come), Two sociable songs (Can't you dance the polka and Mrs Dyer the baby farmer), A dream of death, The day of palms, Come away death, Troll the bowl, Maltworms and Seven Poems of James Joyce (Strings in the earth and air, The merry green wood, Bright cap, Pleasant valley, Donnycarney, Rain has fallen and Now O now in this brown land)
Dates unknown. Published by Thames.
John Musto
John Musto's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Dove Sta Amore (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
  • Maybe (Carl Sandburg)
  • Four Poems by Langston Hughes
  • Social Note (Dorothy Parker)
  • Shadow of the Blues, a cycle of songs
  • Recuerdo (Edna St. Vincent Millay), a cycle of songs
  • Triolet
  • The Rose Family
Has written a number of song cycles for his wife, soprano Amy Burton. Dates unknown. Publisher unknown.
Carl Nielsen
The post-1900 compositions of Carl August Nielsen (1865-1931) for voice and piano probably include
  • Op. 10
  • Op. 21
  • Op. 54
Dates, titles and poets unknown. There are also sets Op. 4 and Op. 6 which probably pre-date 1900. Perhaps originally published by Hansen, they are now republished by Masters Music.
Gösta Nystroem
Gösta Nystroem's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Sanger vid havet
  • Själ och landscap (Soul and landscape)
Dates unknown. Publisher unknown.
Fernando Obrados
The compositions for voice and piano of Fernando Obrados (1897-1945) include
  • Del Cabello más sutil
Dates unknown. Publisher unknown.
Oscar von Pander
The compositions of Oscar von Pander (or Oskar, or van Pander) (Ogershof 1883 - München 1968) for voice and piano include
  • Marienlieder for alto and organ or piano (1928), published by Böhm
There are also some songs without piano: Panders greatest success was Sinfonie des Frauenlebens (G. Le Fort) for alto, str4tet and clarinet (1936), published by Böhm; also 5 Lieder (G. v. den Brincken) for alto and cl. (1950), and Notturno (H. Bethges, Chin. Flöte) for alto, cl. and va. (1955), and Lieder alter Gauner for bass and orch. (1957). See also: Bayerischen Musikerlexikon and Baltischen Biographischen Lexikon
Hans Pfitzner
The post-1900 compositions of Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949) for voice and piano include
  • Three Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 10 (1889-1901) incl: Sehnsucht, Müde and Zum Abschied meiner Tochter
  • Five Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 11 (1901) incl: Ich und Du, Ich aber weiß, Studentenfahrt, Venus Mater and Gretel
  • Song without Opus for Middle Voice and Piano (1903) incl: Untreu und Trost
  • Die Heinzelmännchen Op. 14 (1902-1903) for bass and orchestra
  • Four Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 15 (1904, Eichendorff) incl: Leierkastenmann, Zorn, An die Mark and Sonst
  • Two Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 19 (1905) incl: Stimme der Sehnsucht and Michaelskirchplatz
  • An den Mond Op. 18 (1906) for Baritone and Piano
  • Five Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 22 (1907) incl: In Danzig, Tragliche Geschichte, Schön Suschen, Gegenliebe and An die Bienen
  • Four Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 24 (1909) incl: Unter der Linden, Gewalt der Minne, 92. Sonnet von Petrarca and Abendrot
  • Zwei deutsche Gesänge Op. 25 (1915/1916) incl: Der Trompeter and Klage for baritone and orchestra, male choir ad lib.
  • Five Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 26 (1916) incl: Gebet, Nachts, Neue Liebe, Trauerstille and Mailied
  • Four Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 29 (1921) incl: Abbitte, Herbsthauch, Willkommen und Abschied and Die stille Stadt,
  • Four Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 30 (1922) incl: Sehnsucht nach Vergessen, Das verlassene Mägdlein, Denk es, o Seele and Der Arbeitsmann,
  • Four Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 32 (1923) incl: Hussens kerker, Säerspruch, Eingelegte Ruder and Laß scharren deiner Rosse Huf ...
  • Eight Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 33 (1923) incl: Mir glänzen die Augen, Ich fürcht' nit Gespenster, Du milchjunger Knabe, Wandl' ich in dem Morgentau, Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink, Röschen biß den Apfel an, Tretet ein, hoher Krieger and Wie glänzt der helle Mond
  • Six Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 35 (1924) incl: Bestimmung, Ich werde nicht an deinem Herzen satt, Wo hast du all die Schönheit hergenommen?, Schwill an, mein Strom, Eine Melodie singt mein Herz and Denn unsre Liebe hat zu heiß geflammt
  • Six Songs for Voice and Piano Op. 40 (1931) incl: Leuchtende Tage, Wenn sich Liebes von dir lösen will, Sehnsucht, Herbstgefühl, Wanderers Nachtlied and Der Weckruf
  • Three Sonnets for Male Voice and Piano Op. 41 (1931) incl: Auf die Morgenröte, Der verspätete Wanderer and Das Alter
  • Dietrich's Erzählung aus Der arme Heinrich
  • Aus Die Rose vorn Liebesgarten incl: Siegnots Waldmonolog and Siegnots Erzählung vom Liebesgarten (for Tenor), Minneleides Abschied (for Soprano) and Zwiegesang (for Soprano and Alto)
See: The Songs of Hans Pfitzner, a study and guide, Dr. Richard E. Mercier (Greenwood Press, 1998). The complete songs are published in two volumes by Schott (1979 and 1983). The songs written before 1920 and the opera excerpts are also published by Max Brockhaus, the Op. 7 lieder and six early songs are published by Carl Fischer, and his Op. 40 lieder are published by Peters.
Astor Piazzolla
The compositions of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla for voice and piano include
  • Los Paraguas de Buenos Aires (Horacio Ferrer)
Date and publication details unknown.
Wolfgang Plagge
The compositions of Norwegian composer Wolfgang Plagge for voice and piano include
  • Sólarljód (Song of the Sun) (1992, anon 12th century), a songcycle; a somewhat traditional but very pure piece of music
Publication details unknown.
Francis Poulenc
The 146 compositions of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) for voice and piano include
  • Le Bestiare, ou Cortège d'Orphée (1918-1919) on poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, incl: Le dromadaire, Le chèvre de Tibet, La sauterelle, Le dauphin, L'écrevisse and La carpe, publ. Max Eschig
  • Cocardes, on poems by Jean Cocteau, incl: Miel de Narbonne, Bonne d'enfant and Enfant de troupe, publ. Max Eschig
  • Poèmes de Ronsard, (1924-1925) incl: Attributs, Le tombeau, Ballet, Je n'ai plus que les os and A son page, publ. Heugel
  • Chansons gaillardes (1926) incl: La maîtresse volage, Chanson à boire, Madrigal, Invocation aux Parques, Couplets bachiques, L'offrande, La belle jeunesse and Sérénade, publ. Heugel
  • Vocalise (1927) publ. Leduc
  • Airs chantés (1927-1928) on poems by J. Moréas, incl: Air romantique, Air champêtre, Air grave and Air vif, publ. Salabert
  • Épitaphe (1930), on a poem by Malherbe, publ. Salabert
  • Trois poèmes de Louise Lalanne (1931), incl: Le présent, Chanson and Hier, publ. Salabert
  • Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire (1931) incl: L'anguille, Carte Postale, Avant le cinéma and 1904, publ. Salabert.
  • Cinq Poèmes de Max Jacob (1931) incl: Chanson bretonne, Le cimetière, La petite servante, Berceuse and Souric et Mouric, publ. Salabert
  • Huit Chansons Polonaises (1934) incl: La couronne, Le départ, Les gars polonais, Le dernier Mazour, L'adieu, Le drapeau blanc, La Vistule and Le Lac, publ. Salabert
  • Cinq poèmes de Paul Eluard (1935) incl: Peut-il se reposer ?, Il la prend dans se bras, Plume d'eau claire, Rôdeuse au front de verre and Amoureuses, publ. Durand
  • À sa guitarre (1935) (Ronsard), publ. Durand
  • Tel jour telle nuit (1937) on poems by Paul Eluard, incl: Bonne journée, Une ruine coquille vide, Le front comme un drapeau perdu, Une roulotte couverte en tuiles, À toutes brides, Une herbe pauvre, Je n'ai envie que de t'aimer, Figure de force brûlante et farouche and Nous avons fait la nuit, publ. Durand
  • Trois poèmes (1937) (Louise de Vilmorin), incl: Le garçon de Liège, Au-delà and Aus officiers de la Garde Blanche, publ. Durand
  • Deux poèmes (1938) (Guillaume Apollinaire), incl: Dans le jardin d'Anna and Allons, plus vite, publ. Salabert
  • Miroirs brûlants (1938) (P. Eluard), incl: Tu vois le feu du soir and Miroirs brûlants, publ. Salabert
  • Le portrait (1938) (Colette), publ. Salabert
  • La grenouillère (1938) (Guillaume Apollinaire), publ. Salabert
  • Priez pour paix (1938) (Charles d'Orléans), publ. Salabert
  • Ce doux petit visage (1938) (P. Eluard), publ. Salabert
  • Bleuet (1939) (Guillaume Apollinaire), publ. Durand
  • Fiançailles pour rire (1939) on poems by Louise de Vilmorin, for a female voice, incl: La dame d'André, Dans l'herbe, Il vole, Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant, Violon and Fleurs, publ. Salabert
  • Banalités (1940) on poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, incl: Chanson d'Orkenise, Hôtel, Fagnes de Wallonie, Voyage à Paris and Sanglots, publ. Max Eschig
  • Chansons villageoises (1942) on poems by Maurice Fombeure, for a male voice, incl: Chanson du clair tamis, Les gars qui vont à la fête, C'est le joli printemps, Le mendiant, Chanson de la fille frivole and Le retour du serpent, publ. Max Eschig
  • Métamorphoses (1943) on poems by Louise de Vilmorin, incl: Reine des mouettes, C'est ainsi que tu es and Paganini, publ. Salabert
  • Deux Poèmes (1943, Louis Aragon), incl: C. and Fêtes galantes, publ. Salabert
  • Le Disparu (Robert Desnos)
  • Montparnasse (1945, Guillaume Apollinaire) publ. Max Eschig
  • Hyde Park (1945, Guillaume Apollinaire) publ. Max Eschig
  • Le pont (1946, Guillaume Apollinaire) publ. Max Eschig
  • Un poème (1946, Guillaume Apollinaire) publ. Max Eschig
  • Paul et Virginie (1946, Raymond Radiguet) publ. Max Eschig
  • Mais mourir (1947, Paul Eluard) publ. Heugel
  • Hymne (1947, Racine) publ. Salabert
  • Trois chansons de García Lorca (1947) incl: L'enfant muet, Adelina à la promenade and Chanson de l'oranger sec, publ. Heugel
  • Le disparu (1947, Robert Desnos) publ. Salabert
  • Main dominé par le coeur (1947, Paul Eluard) publ. Salabert
  • Calligrammes (1948) on poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, incl: L'espionne, Mutation, Vers le sud, Il pleut, La grace exilé, Aussi bien que les cigales and Voyage, publ. Heugel
  • Mazurka (1949, Louise de Vilmorin) in Mouvements du coeur, publ. Heugel
  • La Fraîcheur et le Feu (1950), on poems by Paul Eluard, incl: Rayon des yeux, Le matin les branches attisent, Tout disparut, Dans les ténèbres du jardin, Unis la fraîcheur et le feu, Homme au sourire tendre and La grande rivière qui va, publ. Max Eschig
  • Parisiana (1954), on poems by Max Jacob, incl: Jouer du bugle and Vous n'écrivez plus ?, publ. Salabert
  • Rosemonde (1954, Guillaume Apollinaire) publ. Max Eschig
  • Le travail du peintre (1956), on poems by Paul Eluard, incl: Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Joan Miró and Jaques Villon, publ. Max Eschig
  • Deux mélodies 1956, incl: La souris (Apollinaire) and Nuage (Laurence de Beylié), publ. Max Eschig
  • Dernier poème (1956, Robert Desnos) publ. Max Eschig
  • Une chanson de porcelaine (1958, Paul Eluard) publ. Max Eschig
  • La courte paille (1960) on poems by Maurice Carême, incl: Le sommeil, Quelle aventure!, La reine de coeur, Ba, be, bi, bo, bu, Les anges musiciens, Le carafon and Lune d'Avril, publ. Max Eschig
Published by Durand, Eschig, Salabert and Heugel
Sergei Prokofiev
The compositions of Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) for voice and piano include
  • Unpublished juvenilia incl: Skazi mne (Tell me) (1903, M. Yu. Lermentov), O, net, ne Figner (Oh no, not Figner and Smotri, pushinki (Look, the down) (1903, Prokofiev), Uzh ya ne tot (I am no longer the same) (1903, Pushkin) and Mastitye, vetvistïye, dubï (Ancient, gnarled oaks) (1906-7, A. Maykov)
  • Two Poems Op. 9 (1910-11) incl: Yest' drugiye planetï (It is of other planets) (Bal'mont) and Otchalila lodka (The drifting boat) (A. Apukhtin)
  • Gadkiy utyonok (The ugly duckling) Op. 18 (1914, after H. Andersen), transcribed from the version for voice and orchestra
  • Five Poems by Bal'mont Op. 23 (1915) incl: Pod krïshey (Under the roof), Seroye platitse (The little grey dress), Doversya mne (Follow me), V moyem sadu (In my garden) and Kudesnik (The prophet)
  • Five Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 27 (1916) incl: Solntse komnatu napolnilo (The sun has filled my room), Nastoyashchaya nexhnost' (True tenderness), Pamyat' o solnste (Memory of the sun) , Zdravstvuy (Greetings) and Seroglazïy korol' (The king with grey eyes)
  • Five songs without words Op. 35 (1920); also exists in versions for voice and orchestra, violin and piano, and piano (Op. 52)
  • Five Poems by Bal'mont Op. 37 (1921) incl: Zaklinaniye vodi ognya (Incantation of Fire and Water), Golos ptits (Birdsong), Babochka (The butterfly), Pomni menya (Remember me) and Stolbï (The pylons)
  • Five Kazakh Popular Songs (1927)
  • Two Songs from Lieutenant Kijé Op. 60b (1934) incl: Stonet sizïy golubochek (Moans the little grey dove) and Troika
  • Three Children's Songs Op. 68 (1936) incl: Boltunya (Chatterbox), Sladkaya pesenka (Sweet song) and Porosyata (The Litte Pig)
  • Three Romances Op. 73 (1936, Pushkin) incl: Sosnï (Pine trees), Pumyanoy zareyu (With a blush) and V tvoyu svetlitsu (In your brightness)
  • Three Songs from Aleksandr Nevskiy Op. 78b (1939, Lugovsky) incl: Vstavayte, lyudi russkiye (Arise, men of Russia), Otsovitesya, uasnï sokolï (Mark, ye bright falcons) and A i bilo delo na Neve-reke (And it happened on the Neva river)
  • Seven Songs Op. 79 (1939) incl: Pesnya o rodine (Song of the fatherland), Stakhanovka, Nad polyarnïm morem (On the polar seas), Provodi (Send-off), Smelo vperyod (Bravely forward), Shyol stanitseyu Kazak (Through the village came a Cossak) and Hey, po doroge (Hey, to the road). Also exists arranged for orchestra, Op. 89b
  • Twelve Russian Folksongs Op. 104 (1944)
  • Two Duets Op. 106 (1945, Russian folksongs)
  • Pro Soma (Broad and deep the river flows) (S. Mikhalkov), unpublished.
Publication details unknown.
Roger Quilter
The post-1900 compositions of Roger Quilter (Hove 1877 - London 1953) for voice and piano include
  • Three Songs Op. 3 (1904-5), incl: Love's Philosophy no. 1 (Shelley) and Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal no. 2
  • Shakespeare Songs Op. 6 (1905) incl: O Mistress Mine (no. 2) and It was a lover and his lass
  • To Julia Op. 8 (1906), incl: Julia's Hair and The Night Piece
  • To Daisies (1906, Robert Herrick)
  • Songs of Sorrow Op 10 (1908) four songs, incl: A coronal, Passing dreams, A land of silence and In spring
  • Weep You No More (1908, Anon)
  • Song of the Blackbird (1910, W. E. Henley)
  • Seven Elizabethan Lyrics Op. 12 (1908), incl: Fair House of Joy, By a fountainside and Brown is my love
  • Op. 18 incl: nos 5 and 6 Two September Songs to words by Mary Coleridge Through the Sunny Garden and The Valley and the Hill
  • Three Songs of William Blake Op. 20 (1917)
  • Five English Love Lyrics Op. 24 (1922-28), incl: no. 1 There be none of beauty's daughters (Byron) and no. 3 Go, lovely rose
  • The fuchsia tree Op. 25 no 2 (1923)
  • I arise from dreams of thee Op. 29, (Shelley, 1931) the Indian Serenade; colourful, harmonically rich, evocative, atmospheric.
  • Shakespeare songs (1933) incl: How should I your true love know no 3
  • Drooping wings (Edith Sterling-Levis, 1945) publ. Chappell
  • Old Songs (from the 'Arnold Book of Old Songs', 1947), incl: My lady's garden (also known as L'Amour de Moy), Ye banks and braes, Barbara Allen, Charlie is my darling and The ash grove (with a different text from the usual)
  • Three pastoral songs
  • Autumn evening
  • Amaryllis at the fountain
  • A last year's rose
  • Dream valley
  • Arab love song
  • Music when soft voices die
  • Music and moonlight
  • Take, O take, those lips away
  • Orpheus with his lute
  • Hark! hark! the lark
  • Ca' the yowes to the knowes
  • Spring is at the door
  • Passing dreams
  • An old carol
  • I dare not ask a kiss
  • Love calls through the summer night
The songs listed singly may well in fact belong to collections also listed. Mostly published by Boosey and Hawkes (and Winthrop Rogers). Op. 24 and Drooping Wings were published by Warner Chappell. Thames, through Elkin, publish a collection of 12 songs. Valerie Langfield's biography Roger Quilter (2002) is published by Boydell and Brewer of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. See also www.minuet.demon.co.uk/quilter.htm
Sergei Rachmaninov
The post-1900 compositions of Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) for voice and piano probably include
  • Twelve Songs Op. 14, incl: no. 2 Islet, no. 4 I was with her, no. 9 She is as beautiful as midday, no. 10 In my soul and no. 11 Spring torrents
  • Twelve Songs Op. 21, incl: no. 4 They replied, no. 5 Lilacs, no. 6 Fragment from Musset and no. 7 How peaceful it is
  • Fifteen Songs Op. 26, incl: no. 6 Christ is risen, no. 13 When yesterday we met
  • Fourteen Songs Op. 34, incl: no. 2 In the soul of each of us, no. 7 It cannot be, no. 8 Music, no. 13 Dissonance and no. 14 Vocalise
  • Six Songs Op. 38, all masterpieces, incl: In My Garden (Alexander Blok), To her (K. Biély), Daisies (Igor Syeveryanin), The Pied Piper (V. Briussov), Dreams (F. Sologoub) (particularly beautiful piano accompaniment) and A-Oo, also called The Quest (K. Balmont)
  • Twelve Songs without opus number.
Rachmaninov was a pupil of Arensky and of Taneyev. There are also Six Songs Op. 4 and Six Songs Op. 8 which were written before 1900. The English titles vary with the translator, so the opus numbers are more reliable identification. Originally published in 2 volumes in the 1920s by the Koussevitzkys in Moscow, they were reprinted by Dover in 1998 (ISBN 0-486-40195-2) and in three volumes by Masters Music. The piano parts are hard, but easier than most of his piano music; most of the texts are fairly gloomy. See also Natalia Challis' book, The Singer's Rachmaninoff (Pelion Press, 1989).
Maurice Ravel
Maurice Ravel's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Shéhérazade (1903) on poems by Tristan Klingsor; Asie, La flute enchantée and L'Indifférent
  • Cinq mélodies populaires grêques (1904-06) incl: Chanson de la mariée, Là-bas vers l'église, Quel galant m'est comparable ?, Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques and Tout gai !
  • Histoires naturelles (1906) five songs on poems by Jules Renard, incl: Le Paon, Le Grillon, Le Cygne, Le Martin-Pêcheur and La Pintade
  • Sainte (1907) on a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera (1907)
  • Les grands vents venus d'outremer (1907) on a poem by Henri Régnier
  • Sur l'herbe (1907) on a poem by Paul Verlaine
  • Chants Populaires (1904-09) incl: Chanson espagnole, Chanson française, Chanson italienne and Chanson hébraïque
  • Deux mélodies Hébraïques (1911)
  • Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (1913) incl: Soupir, Placet futile and Surgi de la croupe et du bond. Exists in a version for voice and piano, and one for voice, piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, string quartet and piano.
  • Ronsard à son âme (1924)
  • Chansons Madécasses (1925-26)
  • Rêves (1927)
  • Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (1932-33)
These were originally published mostly by Durand; also by Demets, Hamelle, Ponscarme, Leduc and Jurgenson. The pre-1914 songs were reprinted by Dover in 1990.
Gardner Read
The compositions of Gardner Read for voice and piano include
  • Four Nocturnes Op. 23 (1945)
Published perhaps by Galaxy Music Corp., Associated Music Publishers, perhaps by G. Schirmer.
Aribert Reimann
Aribert Reimann's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Six Poems by Sylvia Plath
  • Nachtstück (Eichendorff) (baritone)
  • Drei Sonette (Shakespeare)
Dates unknown. They are published by Schott.
Herman Reutter
The music of Herman Reutter (1900-1984) is eclectic in style, and is most often compared to Hindemith. His numerous compositions for voice and piano include
  • Acht russische lieder Op. 21 (high voice)
  • Sechs russische lieder Op. 23 (medium)
  • Die Weise von Liebe und Tod Op. 31 (Rilke)
  • Drei Gesänge Op. 56 (Hölderlin) (low)
  • Fünf lieder Op. 58 (Storm) (low)
  • Neun lieder Op. 59 (Keller) (high)
  • Drei lieder Op. 60 (Claudius) (high) incl: Ein Wiegenlied, Der Tod and Der Frühling
  • Drei lieder Op. 61 (Brentano) (high)
  • Gesicht und Antlitz Op. 64 (Hans Heinrich Ehrler) (low) incl: Johann Kepler (no. 5)
  • Drei lieder Op. 67 (Hölderlin) (high)
  • Sieben russische lieder Op. 68 (high/medium)
  • Drei altägyptische Gedichte für tiefe Männerstimme
  • Andalusiana - Arien und Intermezzi 1962 (Lorca) for soprano; originally for orchestral accompaniment
  • Ein Füllen ward geboren (Perse) (mittel)
  • Epitaph für einen Dichter - Verse auf W. Faulkner's "Ein grüner Zweig" (high)
  • Fünf Fragmente nach Hölderlin für hohe Mannerstimme
  • Die Jahreszeiten on four poems by Hölderlin (medium)
  • Kleine Balladen von den drei Flüssen (Lorca) (soprano)
  • Lieder der Liebe (Huch) (soprano)
  • Meine dunklen Hände - Fünf Negergedichte (baritone)
  • Sechs späte Gedichte (Huch) (medium)
  • Weinachtskantilene (Claudius) (medium)
  • Drei Zigeunerromanzen (Lorca)
  • Szene und Monolog der Marfa aus "Demetrius" for soprano and orchestra, arranged for piano
  • Triptychon "Sankt Sebastian" (baritone)
  • Sechs Gedichte aus der "westöstliche Divan" (Goethe) (soprano and baritone)
  • Lied für ein dunkles Mädchen and Trommel on texts by Langston Hughes
Dates unknown. Published by Schott.
Ned Rorem
The compositions for voice and piano of Ned Rorem (1923 - ) include
  • Alleluia (Steber)
  • A Visit to Saint Elizabeth's
  • Bedlam (Miller)
  • Early in the Morning
  • Ferry Me Across the Water
  • For Poulenc
  • I am Rose
  • I strolled across an open field (Roethke) forthright
  • Little Elegy (Elinor Wylie), gentle, moving
  • Nantucket Songs on poems are by John Ashbery, Christina Rossetti and others
  • Now sleeps the crimson petal (Tennyson),
  • On a Singing Girl
  • Orchids (Theordoe Roethke),
  • O you whom I often and silently come (Walt Whitman)
  • Pippa's Song
  • Rain in Spring
  • Root Cellar wry humour
  • See how they Love Me
  • That shadow, my likneness (Whitman) richly melodic
  • The Lordly Hudson (Paul Goodman) playful
  • What Sparks and Wiry Cries
  • Youth and old age
  • What If Some Little Pain
  • War Scenes a powerful cycle; modified serialism, and quite angular in parts, but with some lyrical moments such as the second song in the cycle
  • Women's Voices
  • I Never Knew (Lotte Lehmann, 2001)
  • Another Sleep (2001), a cycle of some 19 songs commissioned by the English baritone, Simon Keenlyside
  • Aftermath Ten Songs of War and Love for medium voice, violin, cello and piano (2001-2002), incl: The Drum (John Scott of Amwell, 1730-1783) Tygers of Wrath (Blake, Marston, Houseman, Arnold) The Fury of the Aerial Bombardment (Richard Eberhart, 1904-) The Park (John Hollander 1929-) Sonnet LXIV (Shakespeare) On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday (Walter Savage Landor 1775-1864) Grief (Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861) Remorse For Any Death (Jorge Luis Borges, 1899-1986) Losses (Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965) and Then (Muriel Rukeyser, 1913-1980). Rorem started choosing poetry for the cycle a few days before 11 Sept 2001.
Most dates unknown. Published by Boosey and Hawkes and by Peters.
Albert Roussel
Albert Roussel (1869-1937) wrote about 35 compositions for voice and piano including
  • Le Jardin Mouillé (Henri de Régnier, publ. Salabert)
  • À un jeune Gentilhomme (Chinese, translated into English by Herbert Giles, adapted by H. P. Roché, publ. Salabert)
  • Amoureux Séparés (Chinese, Herbert Giles, H. P. Roché, publ. Salabert)
  • Réponse d'une Épouse Sage (Chinese, Herbert Giles, H. P. Roché, publ. Durand)
  • Le Bachelier de Salamanque (René Chalupt, publ. Durand)
  • Sarabande (René Chalupt, publ. Durand)
  • Coeur en Péril (René Chalupt, publ. Durand)
See also the biography by Arthur Hoerée. Dates unknown. They are published by Durand and Salabert.
Aulos Sallinen
Aulos Sallinen's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Four Dream Songs
Poets, dates and publisher unknown.
Erik Satie
The compoitions of Erik Satie for voice and piano include
  • Trois Poèmes d'amour (Satie, 1914), incl: Ne suis que grain de sable, Suis chauve de naissance and Ta parure est secrète
  • Trois Mélodies (1916), incl: La statue de bronze (Léon-Paul Fargue), Daphanéo (M. God) and Le Chapetier (René Chapelet)
  • Quatre Petites Mélodies (1920), incl: Élégie (Alphonse de Lamarteau), Danseuse (Cocteau), Chanson (anon, 18c) and Adieu (Raymond Radiguet)
  • Ludions (1923, Léon-Paul Fargue), incl: Air du rat, Spleen, La grenouille americaine, Air de poète and Chanson du chat
  • Trois Mélodies sans paroles, incl: Rambouillet, Les oiseaux, Marienbad, Chez le docteur (Vincent Hyspa) and Tendresse (Vincent Hyspa)
Publisher unknown.
Henri Sauget
Henri Sauget has written more than one hundred mélodies for voice and piano including
  • Six mélodies symboliques (Amphion-Ricordi)
  • Les pénitents en maillots roses (five songs) (Heugel)
  • Visions infernales (six songs) (Heugel)
Dates unknown. Published by Amphion-Ricordi and Heugel.
Othmar Schoeck
The compositions of Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957) for voice and piano include:
  • Drei Lieder Op. 4
  • Drei Lieder Op. 7
  • Vier Lieder Op. 8
  • Zwei Lieder Op. 9
  • Drei Lieder Op. 10
  • Drei Lieder Op. 11
  • Drei Lieder Op. 13
  • Acht Goethe Lieder Op. 19a
  • Zehn Lieder Op. 24a (Lenau)
  • Zehn Lieder Op. 24b (Spitteler, Gamper, Hesse and Keller)
  • Vorwurf Op. 27
  • Zwölf Eichendorff Lieder Op. 30 (Eichendorff)
  • Fünf Lieder Op. 31
  • Zehn Lieder Op. 44 (Hesse)
  • Das Holde Bescheiden, song cycle on poems by Eduard Morike
  • Unter Sternen, song cycle
  • Spielmannsweisen, song cycle (Leuthold)
  • Der Sänger, song cycle (Leuthold)
They are Published by Hug & Co. in five volumes: Lieder aus der frühen Schaffenszeit I (um 1901-um 1910), Lieder aus der frühen Schaffenszeit II (1905-1923), Lieder aus der mittleren Schaffenszeit (1928-1945), Lieder aus der späten Schaffenszeit (1946-1956) and Bearbeitungen von Orchesterliedern für eine Singstimme und Klavier. A sense of bittersweet nostalgia permeates much of Schoeck's oeuvre. See www.othmar-schoeck.ch
Arnold Schoenberg
The post-1900 compositions of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) for voice and piano include
  • Brettl Lieder (1901) on poems by by Wedekind, Bierbaum, Salus, Hochstetter, Colly, Schikaneder and Falke incl: Galathea, Gigerlette, Der genugsame Liebhaber, Einfältiges Lied, Mahnung and Seit ich so viele Weiber sah.
  • Vier Lieder Op. 2, incl: Erwartung, Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm, Erhebung (Dehmel), and Waldsonne (Schlaf)
  • Sechs Lieder Op. 3 (1899-1903) incl: Wie Georg von Frundsberg von sich selber sang (Des Knaben Wunderhorn), Die Aufgeregten (Keller), Warnung (Dehmel), Hochzeitlied (Jacobsen), Geübtes Herz (Keller) and Freihold (Lingg)
  • Acht Lieder Op. 6 (1903-1905) incl: Traumleben (Hart), Alles (Dehmel), Mädchenlied (Remer) Verlassen (Conradi), Ghasel (Keller) Am Wegrand (Mackay), Lockung (Aram) and Der Wanderer (Nietsche)
  • Zwei Balladen Op. 12 (1907) incl: Jane Grey (Ammann) and Der verlorene Haufen (Klemperer)
  • Zwei Lieder Op. 14 (1907-1908) incl: Ich darf nicht dankend (George) and In diesen Wintertagen (Henckel)
  • Am Strande (Rilke) Op. post. (1907/1909)
  • Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten, Op. 15 (1908), 15 songs on poems by Stefan George, incl: Unterm schütz von dichten blättergründen, Hain in dieser paradiesen, Als neuling trat ich, Da meine lippen reglos sind, Saget mir, auf welchem pfade, Jedem werke bin ich fürder tot, Angst und hoffen, Wenn ich heut nicht deinen leib berühre, Streng ist uns das glück, Das schöne beet, Als wir hinter dem beblümten tore, Wenn sich bei heiliger ruh, Du lehntest wider eine silberweide, Sprich nicht immer Von dem laub and Wir bevölkerten die abend-düstern
  • Drei Lieder Op. 48 (1933) incl: Sommermüd, Tot und Mädchenlied (Haringer)
They are published by Universal Edition. Schoenberg was also the teacher of Berg and Webern.
Cyril Scott
The compositions of Cyril Meir Scott (27 Sep 1879 - 31 Dec 1970) for voice and piano include
  • Sange eines fahrenden Spielmanns (Stephan George, Balfour Gardiner, T. Holland-Smith, and Roger Quilter, 1890) incl: Prelude: Worte trügen Worte Fliehen, Heisst es viel dich bitten, So ich traurig bin, Dieses ist ein rechter Morgen, Aus dem Knospen quellen and Sieh mein Kind ich gehe
  • Time I've Lost in Wooing (Thomas Moore, 1893) publ: Boosey 1904
  • Damon (Goethe, 1895)
  • Six Songs (1895-96) incl: Beware, Under the Greenwood Tree, Hark! Hark! The Lark, Sigh No More, Ladies, What Win if I Gain? and Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep
  • Two Songs op. 3 (Ernest Dowson, 1900) incl: April Love and Ad Domnulam Suam, publ: Metzler, 1903
  • Two Songs op. 5 (Ernest Dowson, 1900) incl: Dairy Song and Yvonne of Brittany, publ: Boosey
  • Three Songs op. 9 (1900) incl: Daphnis and Chloe (Selwyn Image), Exile and Vesperale (Ernest Dowson)
  • Two Songs op. 11 (1900) incl: Sands of Dee (Charles Kingsley) and Autumnal (Ernest Dowson)
  • Ballad of Dark Rosaleen, op. 13 (1900)
  • Two Songs op. 24 (Cyril Scott, 1903) incl: Voices of Vision and Willows
  • Greek Song, op. 29 (1903)
  • Two Songs op. 30 (Ernest Dowson, 1903) incl: Last Word and There Comes an End to Summer publ: Boosey 1903
  • Asleep, op. 31 (Ernest Dowson, 1903)
  • Autumnal, op. 32, (Ernest Dowson, 1904; a revision of Autumnal, op. 11) publ: Boosey
  • Villanelle, op. 33, no. 3 (Ernest Dowson, 1904) publ: Boosey
  • Evening Hymn, op. 34 (tr: Edward Caswall, 1904; violin ad. lib, a revision of Piano Concerto, op 10)
  • Two Songs op. 36 (Ernest Dowson, 1904) incl: Valediction and Sorrow
  • Two Songs op. 38 (1904) incl: My Captain (Walt Whitman) publ: Elkin 1904, and Trafalgar (Thomas Hardy) publ: Boosey
  • Three Songs op. 42 (1904) incl: Eileen (Ellen Mary Rowning), Ballad Singer (Eric Harben) and Mary (Helen Selina, Lady Dufferin). publ: Boosey 1904
  • Four Songs op. 43 (1905) incl: Gift of Silence (Ernest Dowson), Don't Come in Sir, Please! (Herbert A. Giles from the Chinese), White Knight (Rosamund Marriott Watson from an old French text) and Reflection (William Roger Paton, from the Greek)
  • Three Songs op. 46 (Herbert A. Giles, from the Chinese; 1906) incl: Waiting (subsequently No. 4 of Songs of Old Cathay), Picnic (subsequently No. 5 of Songs of Old Cathay) and Song of Wine (subsequently No. 3 of Songs of Old Cathay)
  • Afterday, op. 50, no. 1 (Cyril Scott, 1906)
  • Three Songs op. 52 (1906) incl: Song of London (Rosamund Marriott Watson), Roundel of Rest (Arthur Symons), and Blackbird's Song (Rosamund Marriott Watson)
  • Three Songs op. 55 (1907) incl: Lovely Kind & Kindly Loving (Nicholas Breton), Why So Pale and Wan? (Sir John Suckling) and Love's Quarrel (Lord Dutton)
  • Two Songs op. 56 (1907) incl: Atwain (F. Leslie) and Insouciance (Herbert A. Giles after the Chinese)
  • Three Songs op. 57 (1908) incl: Prelude (Rosamund Marriott Watson), Lullaby (Christina Rossetti) and Scotch Lullabye (Walter Scott)
  • Two Songs op. 61 (1908) incl: Serenade (Duffield Bendall) and In a Fairy Boat (Bernard Weller)
  • Three Songs op. 62 (Herbert A. Giles, from the Chinese, 1908) incl: Vision, Love Lost and Eastern Lament
  • And So I Made A Villanelle, op. 65 (Ernest Dowson, 1908)
  • Two Songs op. 68 (1909) incl: Daffodils (Ella Erskine) and Osme's Song (George Darley fron Sylvia)
  • Two Songs op. 70 (1910) incl: My Lady Sleeps (Duffield Bendall) and Mirage (Rosamund Marriott Watson)
  • Evening, op. 71, no. 2 (Ernest Dowson; revision of Vesperale, op. 9; 1910)
  • Four Songs op. 72 (1911) incl: Spring Ditty (John Addington Symonds from the Latin), Arietta (Duffield Bendall), Trysting Tree (Charles Sayle) and Valley of Silence (Ernest Dowson)
  • Three Songs op. 74 (1911) incl: Unforeseen (Rosamund Marriott Watson), Villanelle of the Poet's Road (Ernest Dowson) and New Moon (Rosamund Marriott Watson)
  • Old Song Ended, german title: Ein altes lied beendigt (Dante Gabriel, 1911)
  • Love's Aftermath (Ernest Dowson, 1911)
  • In the Valley (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1912)
  • Little Song of Picardie (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1912)
  • Pierrot and the Moon Maiden (Ernest Dowson, 1912)
  • Sleep Song (William B. Rands, 1912)
  • For a Dream's Sake (Christina Rossetti, 1912)
  • Where Be Going? (Hubert Eisdell, 1913)
  • Autumn Song (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1913
  • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (Ben Johnson, 1913)
  • Birthday (Christina Rossetti, 1913)
  • Nocturne (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1913)
  • Retrospect (Ernest Dowson, 1913)
  • Spring Song (Cyril Scott, 1913)
  • Sumer Is Icumen In (1913)
  • Song of Arcady (Ernest Dowson, 1914)
  • Prayer (Charles Kingsley, 1914)
  • Lilac-Time (Walt Whitman, 1914)
  • Evening Melody (Cyril Scott, 1914)
  • Autumn's Lute (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1914)
  • Meditation (Ernest Dowson, 1915)
  • Night Song (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1915
  • Tyrolese Evensong (Felicia Hemans, 1916)
  • Rain (Margaret Maitland Radford, 1916)
  • Invocation (Margaret Maitland Radford, 1916)
  • Garrison Churchyard (Eric Thirkell Cooper, 1916)
  • Requiem (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1917)
  • Little Bells of Sevilla (Dora Sigerson Shorter, 1917)
  • Looking Back (Christina Rossetti, 1917)
  • Pilgrim Cranes (Lord De Tabley, 1917)
  • Sands of Dee (Charles Kingsley, revision of op. 11, 1917)
  • Sunshine and Dusk (Margaret Maitland Radford, 1918)
  • Oracle (Cyril Scott, 1918, No. 1 of Songs of a Strolling Minstrel)
  • Alone (Herbert A. Giles after the Chinese, 1919, No. 1 of Songs of Old Cathay)
  • In Absence (Herbert A. Giles after the Chinese, 1919, No. 2 of Songs of Old Cathay)
  • Tranquility (without text, 1919)
  • Time O'Day (Olive Macnaghten, 1919)
  • Pastorale (without text, 1919)
  • Old Loves (Cyril Scott after an old French text, 1919)
  • Sea-Fret (Teresa Hooley, 1919)
  • She's But a Lassie Yet (James Hogg, 1919)
  • Sundown (Dorothy Grenside, 1919)
  • Night Wind (Teresa Hooley, 1920)
  • Our Lady of Violets (Teresa Hooley, 1920)
  • Watchman (Jean Hyacinth Hildyard, 1920)
  • Water-Lilies (P.J. O'Reilly, 1920)
  • Immortality (Lord Lytton, 1920)
  • Have Ye Seen Him Pass By? (from Charles de Coster's The Legend of Tyl Ulenspiegel, tr. from the French by Geoffrey Whitworth, 1921)
  • All Through the Night (1921)
  • Huckster (Edward Thomas, 1921)
  • Minstrel Boy (Thomas Moore, 1922)
  • I'll Bid My Heart Be Still (Thomas Pringle, 1922)
  • Blythe and Merry Was She (Robert Burns, 1922)
  • By Yon Bonnie Banks (Mrs. H.M. Freeman, 1922)
  • Cherry Ripe (Robert Herrick, 1922, melody by Charles Edward Horn)
  • Comin' Thro' the Rye (1922)
  • Villanelle of Firelight (Naomi Carvalho, 1922)
  • Reconciliation (Naomi Carvalho, 1923)
  • From Afar in french: D'outremer (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1923)
  • In the Silver Moonbeams in french: Au Clair de la Lune (tr: Cyril Scott from the French, 1923)
  • Garden of Memory (Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1924)
  • What Art Thou Thinking Of? (Christina Rossetti, 1924)
  • Mist (Marguerite E. Barnsdale, 1925)
  • Angelus (Cyril Scott, 1925)
  • Ballad of Fair Helen of Kirkconnel, op. 8 (anon, 1915)
  • Lord Randall (1926)
  • Aspiration (Irene McLeod, 1926)
  • To-Morrow (Christina Rossetti, 1927)
  • Sea-Song of Gafran (Felicia Hemans from Welsh melodies, 1927)
  • March Requiem (Norah Richardson, 1928)
  • If We Must Part (Ernest Dowson, 1929)
  • Mermaid's Song (Tamar Faed, 1930)
  • Little Foreigner (Cyril Scott, 1932)
  • Lady June (Elizabeth Haddon, 1935)
  • Arise My Love, My Fair One (from Song of Solomon, 1939)
  • Spring-Day (1965)
They are mostly published by Elkin, also by Boosey, Schott and sheetmusicpoint.com. See cyrilscott.net, wikipedia.org and Laurie J. Sampsel's book Cyril Scott: A Bio-Bibliography
Matyás Seiber
The compositions of Matyás Seiber for voice and piano include
  • Four French Folksongs (soprano, 1959) Schott #6164, also for voice and guitar
They are published by Schott
Dimitri Shostakovic
The compositions for voice and piano of Dimitri Shostakovic (St Petersburg 1906 - Moscow 1975) include
  • Four Romances to Poems by Alexander Pushkin (1936) Op. 46
  • Six Romances to the poems of Walter Raleigh, Robert Burns and William Shakespeare, translated by Samuel Marshak and Boris Pasternak (1942), for bass and piano Op. 62, later (1970) orchestrated for bass and chamber orchestra Op. 170
  • Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry (1948) for soprano, contralto, tenor and piano, Op. 79
  • Five Monologues to the Poems of Alexander Pushkin (1952) for bass and piano, Op. 91
  • Satires - Five Romances on Lyrics by Sasha Chorny (1960) Op. 109
  • Five Romances to texts from the satirical magazine Krokodil (1965) Op. 121
  • Preface to the Complete Edition of my Works and a Brief Meditation on This Preface (1966) for bass and piano, Op. 123
  • Seven Romances (1967) to the poems of Alexander Blok, for soprano, violin, cello and piano, Op. 127
  • Six Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva (1973) for contralto and piano, Op. 173; also exists arranged for contralto and chamber orchestra (1974) Op. 173a
  • Suite to the Poems of Michelangelo Buonarotti (1974) for bass and piano, Op. 175; also exists for bass and symphony orchestra (1974) Op 175a
  • Four Poems of Captain Lebyadkin (1975) from Dostoievsky's novel The Posessed for bass and piano, Op. 176
The complete songs are published by State Publishers Music, Moscow, 1985.
Jean Sibelius
The post-1900 compositions of Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) for voice and piano probably include
  • Six Songs Op. 36
  • Five Songs Op. 37
  • Pelleas and Melisande Op. 46
  • Six Songs Op. 50 incl: no. 5 Die Stille Nacht
  • Eight Songs Op. 57
  • Six Songs Op. 72 incl: no. 3 The kiss, no. 4 The echo nymph, no. 5 Der Wanderer und der Bach, no. 6 A hundred ways,
  • Six Songs Op. 86
  • Six Songs Op. 88
  • Six Songs Op. 90 (Runeberg, 1918) incl: The north and The wood nymph (not to be confused with the melodrama of the same name)
  • The Small Girls, a waltz-song
The pre-1900 songs probably include Four Christmas Songs Op. 1, Seven Songs Op. 13 (Runeberg, 1892), Seven Songs Op. 17 incl: no. 1 Since then I have questioned no further, no. 3 Astray, and King Christian II Op. 27. Publisher unknown.
Christian Sinding
The post-1900 compositions of Christian August Sinding (1856-1941) for voice and piano probably include
  • Op. 50
Sinding wrote more than 250 songs altogether, including the pre-1900 Alte Weisen Op. 1 (Keller), Op. 4 and Op. 8 (Drachmann), Lieder und Gesänge Op. 11 (Keller, Hamerling and Heine), Op. 13, (Holger Drachmann), and Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn Op. 15 (1888) incl: Maria Gnadenmutter. Dates and publisher unknown.
Larry Sitsky
The compositions of Larry Sitsky for voice and piano include
  • A Whitman cycle
Dates and publisher unknown.
Roger Smalley
Roger Smalley was born near Manchester, England, in 1943 and emigrated to Australia in the mid 1970s.
  • Three Poems of Walter de la Mare, soprano and piano (1961, rev. 1970; published by Faber) incl: Silver, The Horseman and Rain
  • Nine Lives - A Song Cycle about Cats (2008)
See www.rogersmalley.com
Sir Arthur Somervell
Sir Arthur Somervell (Windermere 1863 - London 1937) studied with Stanford and Parry. In 1894 he joined the teaching staff of the Royal College of Music, and was later appointmented as inspector of music to the Board of Education. "His music was grounded in the German classics, lying somewhere between Mendelssohn and Brahms in an area which was perhaps more adequately explored by Parry." (Groves)
  • Love in Springtime (Tennyson, Rossetti, Kingsley, 1901)
  • The Shropshire Lad (Housman, 1904)
  • James Lee's Wife (Browning, 1907)
  • A Broken Arc (Browning, 1923)
His most lasting work is probably the pre-1900 cycle Maud (Tennyson, 1898). The principal publishers are Novello and Boosey and Hawkes.
Filipe de Sousa
Filipe de Sousa (Maputo 1927 - ) studied in Lisbon and Vienna, and was an important pianist and conductor. He wrote songs to poets such as Rilke, Jean Moréas, Sebastio da Gama, Fernando Pessoa, Camilo Pessanha, Orlando de Carvalho, Manuel Bandeira, Schiller, García Lorca, Langston Hughes, Paul Éluard. Songs include:
  • Dois Sonetos de Camilo Pessanha (1950)
Publisher unknown.
Robert Starer
The compositions of Robert Starer (1923-2001) for voice and piano probably include
  • Images of Man
Dates and publisher unknown.
William Grant Still
The compositions of William Grant Still (1895-1978) for voice and piano include
  • And they hung him from a tree (1940) There's a song from the lynch mob, sobered and going home, and a song from the intimidated blacks, then a mournful song from the lynched man's mother, and a Narrator telling of the man's life.
  • Wailing Woman
  • Songs of Separation Still's most important song cycle
See also scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sgo and the African-American Art Song Alliance. Publisher unknown.
Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss's post-1900 compositions for voice and piano include
  • Five Songs Op. 46, 1899/1900, (Rückert) incl: Ein Obdach gegen Sturm und Regen, Gestern war ich Atlas, Die sieben Siegel, Morgenrot and Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel
  • Op. 47, 1900, (Ludwig Uhland)
  • Fünf Lieder, Op. 48, 1900, incl: Freundliche Vision (Bierbaum), and Ich schwebe, Kling !, Winterweihe, Winterliebe (Henckell)
  • Acht Lieder, Op. 49, incl: Waldseligkeit, In Goldener Fülle, Wiegenliedchen, Lied des Steinklopfers, Sie wissen's nicht, Junggesellenschwur, and Ach, was Kummer
  • Op. 51 incl: Das Tal, Der Einsame
  • Sechs Lieder, Op. 56, 1903, incl: Gefunden, Im Spätboot, Mit deinen blauen Augen, Frühlingsfeier and Die heiligen drei Könige (Heine)
  • Krämerspiegel, Op. 66, 12 songs
  • Op. 67 nos. 1-3 are the Ophelienlieder, nos. 4-6 are Bücher des Unmuts des Rendesch Nameh (Goethe), 1918
  • Six Songs, Op. 68 (Clemens von Brentano), 1918
  • Fünf kleine Lieder, Op. 69, 1918, incl: Der Stern and Schlechtes Wetter
  • Three Hölderlin Hymns, Op. 71
  • Five Songs of the Orient, Op. 77 (1928)
  • Und dann nicht mehr and Von künftigen Alter (1928) on poems by Rückert
  • Das Bächlein, Blick vom oberen Belvedere and Sankt Michael
  • Vier letzte Lieder (1948), Boosey and Hawkes HPS 667
  • Malven, score given to Maria Jeritza
Most of these are published by Master's Music; selections are published by the International Music Company; and the complete lieder are published by Boosey and Hawkes in 4 volumns, both in paperback and hardback.
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Opus 6 (1908) incl: Dewdrop and Spring
  • Vesna
  • Rosyanka (Hlistovskay)
Publisher unknown.
Donald Swann
The compositions of Donald Swann for voice and piano include
  • The Road Goes Ever On (1967, J.R.R. Tolkien) incl: The road goes ever on, Upon the hearth the fire is red, In the willow-meads of Tasarinan, In western lands, Namárië (farewell), I sit beside the fire, Errantry, and also Bilbo's last song. which was not in the 1st edition.
  • Poetic Image (a Victorian song cycle, various poets)
  • Songs vol.1 (published by Thames) incl: Luthien Tinuviel, See dearest how the rose, Raider's dawn, Passionate trencherwoman, Arcades, O my love's like a red red rose and We'll go no more a'roving
  • Songs vol.2 (published by Thames) incl: Marguerite, Stopping by woods, Je suis le tenebreux, Kingdom of god, He wishes for the clothes of heaven and It was a lover
They are mostly published by Thames who also sell his autobiography Swann's Way. The Tolkien cycle is published by Allen & Unwin in England, and by Houghton Mifflin (hardback) and Ballantine Books in the U.S.
Karol Szymanowski
The compositions of Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) for voice and piano include
  • Lieder der Märchenprinzessin Op. 31
  • Piesni milosne Hafiza (Love songs of Hafiz)
  • Piesni muezina szalonego (Songs of the Lovesick Muezzin) Op. 42
They are published as part of the Critical Edition of the Complete Works jointly by PWM-Edition, Krákow, Eschig and Universal Edition (UE 15931).
John Tavener
The compositions of John Tavener (1944-) for voice and piano include
  • Song Cycle for Gina (W. B. Yeats, 1984) incl: When You Are Old, The Angels are Stooping and The Curlew
  • Akhmatova Songs (Anna Akhmatova, 1993) for voice and cello, incl: Dante, Pushkin and Lermontov, Boris Pasternak, Couplet, The Muse and Death (CH 60934)
Published by Chester Music.
Georg Tintner
The compositions for voice and piano of Georg Tintner (Vienna 1917 - Halifax 1999) include
  • Die Geige (1933)
  • Der Vogel (1935)
  • Dämmerstunde (1935)
  • Schließe mir die Augen beide (Theodor Storm, 1936)
  • Frühling (Hermann Hesse, 1936)
  • Liebeslied (1940)
Five of the songs were published as a collection under the title Junge Liebe; publisher unknown. There is also The Ellipse (1959), for string quartet and soprano. Tinter studied composition with Josef Marx, and after leaving Vienna in 1938, he lived in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. He is mainly remembered as a conductor, e.g. for the Bruckner symphonies recorded by Naxos. See wikipedia, and the biography Out of Time by Tanya Buchdal Tintner (UWAP, 2011).
Michael Tippett
Michael Tippett's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Boyhood's End (1943)
  • The Heart's Assurance (1951) incl: no. 3 Compassion (challenging tessitura)
  • Song for Ariel (Shakespeare, 1962)
  • Songs for Dov (1970)
  • Songs for Achilles (voice and guitar)
They are published by Schott.
Donald Francis Tovey
The compositions of Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940) for voice and piano include
  • Songs for Bass, Set 1, Op.2
  • 6 Songs for a Low Voice, Set 2, Op.3 (Scott, Shelley, Wordsworth, 1905) incl: Jock of Hazeldean, I Fear thy Kisses, When the Lamp is Shatter'd, The Daffodils, The Indian Serenade and Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
Originally published by Joseph Williams Ltd, they are available from imslp.org
Mark-Antony Turnage
Mark-Antony Turnage (Corringham, Essex 1960 -) composed two songs for voice and piano:
  • Two Baudelaire Songs for soprano and piano, incl: Harmonie du soir and L'invitation au Voyage
Date unknown. They are published by Boosey.
Bernard van Dieren
Bernard van Dieren (Rotterdam 1887 - London 1936) composed more than 60 songs for voice and piano; they include
  • Drei Lieder incl: Liebeslied (Otto Julius Bierbaum), Flieder (Bierbaum) and Und wüssten's die Blumen, die kleinen (Heine), 1908, publ. by Lichtenauer.
  • Drei Lieder Op. 4 incl: Wer zum ersten Male liebt (Heine), "Lebe wohl" du fühlest nicht (Mörike) and Wer zum ersten Male liebt (Heine), 1908, publ. by Lichtenauer.
  • Come, I will sing you some slow, sleepy tune (from The Cenci, Shelly, 1909) publ. Oxford 1925
  • Nachtliedje uit "Lioba" (Frederik van Eeden, 1909) "Dat je gekomen bent" unpubl.
  • Es geht ein Wind (Bierbaum, 1911) unpubl.
  • Es fallt ein Stern (Heine, 1911) unpubl.
  • Trennung (Ma-Huang-Tscheng, transl. Hans Bethge, 1912) "Der Tag bricht an", unpubl.
  • Mädchenlied (Bierbaum, 1914) "An einem jungen Rosenblatt" publ. Oxford 1927
  • Epiphanias: Eine spasshafte Weinachtsimprovisisation zu Goethe's Gedicht (Goethe, 1914), publ. Oxford 1927
  • Green (Verlaine, 1915) baritone, unpubl.
  • À Cassandre (Pierre de Ronsard, 1917) "Mignonne, allons voir si la rose", publ. in Art and Letters vol 2 no 2, 1919.
  • La Maison de Bonheur (Adam Villiers de l'Isle, 1917) "Deux beaux êtres humains", unpubl.
  • Ich wanderte unter den Bäumen (Heine, 1918) publ. Oxford 1932
  • Voici les lieux Charmants (Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux, 1919), publ. Oxford 1925
  • Mon bras pressait ta taille frêle (Victor Hugo, 1921) publ. Oxford 1925
  • À Cassandre (Pierre de Ronsard, 1924), completely different from the 1917 version, unpubl.
  • Balow (anon 16th, 1924) a cradle song
  • O! quand je dors (Victor Hugo) publ Oxford 1925
  • Schon Rohtraut (Mörike) publ. Oxford 1925
  • These are the Sorrows (Thomas de Quincey) publ. Oxford 1925, Thames
  • She, alas, I love in vain (Walter Savage Landor) publ. Oxford, Thames
  • With margerain gentle (John Skelton), publ. Oxford 1925
  • Weep you no more, sad fountains (Anon 16th c) publ. Oxford 1925, Thames
  • Spring Song of the Birds (James I of Scotland) "Worshippe ye that loveris bene this May", publ. Oxford 1925, Thames
  • Take, O take those lips away (Shakespeare) publ. Oxford 1925, Thames
  • Dream Pedalry (Thomas Lovell Beddoes) publ. Oxford 1925, Thames
  • Who shall have my dear Lady ? (anon old English, 1926)
  • Spring, the sweet Spring (Thomas Nashe, 1926) publ. Oxford 1927, Thames
  • Quaint Old Song for Christmas Time, with curious maudallations and queer melody (Heine, 1926) "Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland", dedicated to Maud Allen
  • Spleen (Paul Verlaine) "Les roses était toutes rouges", publ. Oxford 1927
  • Last Days (Walter Savage Landor) "Leaf after leaf drops off" publ. Oxford 1927, Thames
  • Mild is the Parting Year (Walter Savage Landor, 1926) publ. Oxford 1927
  • The Touch of Love dispels the Gloom (Walter Savage Landor) publ. Oxford 1927
  • Love must be Gone (Walter Savage Landor) publ. Oxford 1927
  • She I love, alas in vain (Walter Savage Landor) publ. Oxford 1927
  • The Leaves are Falling; so am I (Walter Savage Landor) publ. Curwen 1927
  • One year ago my path was green (Walter Savage Landor) publ. Curwen 1927
  • Der Asra (Heine, 1927) publ. by Oxford
  • Rondel (Charles Duc D'Orléans) "Le temps a laissé son manteau", publ. Oxford 1928
  • The stranger 'lighted from his steed (Keats, 1929)
  • Asleep ! O sleep a little while (Keats, 1929)
  • Weeping and Kissing (Edward Sherburne, 1930) publ. Oxford, Thames
  • Doch die Kastraten Klagten (Heine, 1930)
  • Mit deinen blauen Augen (Heine, 1930)
  • Was will die einsame Thräne (Heine, 1930)
  • Seraphine (Heine, 1930) "Wandl' ich in den Wald des Abends"
  • A prayer (James Joyce, 1930) "Again, come, give, yield all your strength to me", publ. Oxford 1932
  • Frail the White Rose (James Joyce, 1930)
  • The Touch of love
  • Weep You No More Sad Fountains
  • Les Contemplations
  • Ich Wanderte unter den Baumen
  • Thank Heaven, Ianthe (Walter Savage Landor)
  • Lavana and Our Ladies of Sorrow
  • Love must be Gone
  • Mon Coeur Recommande à Vous
  • Rote Pantoffeln (Heine) "Garböse Katze so alt und grau"
  • Les Rayons et les Ombres
  • So we'll go no more a-roving (Lord Byron) The composer's name is given as "Helen Bevan Dean"
  • Let us Drink and be Merry (Thomas Jordan)
  • Mir träumte von ein Königskind (Heine)
Published by Lichtenauer and Oxford University Press; six of the English songs originally published by Oxford are now re-published by Thames Publishing. Van Dieren also wrote a collection of essays Down Among the Dead Men (O.U.P., 1935), and "an unpublished and unpublishable short biography of Wagner". See also Fred Tomlinson's book Warlock and van Dieren (Thames, 1978) which contains a catalogue of van Dieren's works, and Denis ApIvore's article Bernard van Dieren: Search and Rescue One Hundred Years On, MR, xlvii (1986-7) pp 253-6.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The compositions of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) for voice and piano include
  • Songs of Travel (1901-1904) nine songs, on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • On Wenlock Edge (1909) on poems by Housman, for tenor, string quartet and piano
  • Five Mystical Songs (1911) on poems by Herbert
  • House of Life, on poems by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
They are published by Boosey and Hawkes. Vaughan Williams was the teacher of Douglas Lilburn.
Heitor Villa-Lobos
The compositions of Heitor Villa-Lobos for voice and piano include
  • Modinhas e Canções incl: Canção do Marinheiro, Lundú da Marqueza de Santos, Cantilena, A Gatinha Parda, Remeiro de S. Francisco, Nhapôpé and Evocacão, published by Irmãos Vitale - Brazil
  • Chansons Typiques Brésiliennes incl: Môkôcê cê - maká and Nozani-ná (Chansons Indiennes), Papae curumiassú (berceuse de Caboclo), Xangô and Estrella é lua nova (Chants religieux de Makumba), Viola quebrada (Toada de caipira), Adeus Ema (Desafio), Palida Madona (vieille chanson), Tu passaste por este jardim (chanson carioca) and Cabocla de Caxangá (chanson dansée du Nord), published by Eschig
  • Noite de Luar (Poesia de Baptista Júnior), published by Editôra Arthur Napoleão, Rio de Janeiro
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Ruth V. Corréa, 1938) for soprano and violoncelli, piano reduction by the composer. Aria (Cantilena) published by Associated Music Publishers
Dates mostly unknown.
William Walton
The compositions of William Walton (1902-1983) for voice and piano include:
  • The winds
  • Tritons
  • Beatriz's song
  • Under the greenwood tree
  • Three Facade settings incl: Daphne, Through gilded trellises and Old Sir Faulk
  • Long steel grass
  • Anon. in love
  • A song for the Lord Mayor's table
  • Tango-pasodoble
  • Popular song
Dates and publisher unknown.
Peter Warlock
Philip Heseltine, known as Peter Warlock, (London 1894 - London 1930) produced about 100 compositions for voice and piano, including
  • The Wind from the West (1911, E. Young)
  • A Lake and a Fairy Boat (1911, T. Hood)
  • Music, when soft voices die (1911, P. B. Shelley, two versions)
  • The Everlasting Voices (1915, W. B. Yeats)
  • The Cloths of Heaven (1916, revised 1919, W. B. Yeats)
  • Saudades (1916-1917) incl: Along the Stream (Li Po), Take, O Take those Lips Away (W. Shakespeare) and Heraclitus (Callimachus)
  • The Water Lily (1917, R. Nichols)
  • I asked a thief to steal me a peach (1917, W. Blake, two versions)
  • Bright is the Ring of Words (1918, R. L. Stevenson)
  • To the Memory of a Great Singer (1918, revised 1922, R. L. Stevenson)
  • Take, O Take those Lips Away (second version, 1918, W. Shakespeare)
  • As ever I saw (1918, anon)
  • My Gostly Fader (1918, C. duc d'Orléans)
  • The bayley berith the bell away (1918, anon)
  • Whenas the Rye (1918, G. Peele)
  • Dedication (1918, P. Sydney)
  • Love for Love (1918-19, anon)
  • My Sweet Little Darling (1918-19, anon)
  • Sweet Content (1918-19, T. Dekker)
  • Bulalalow (1919, M. Luther)
  • Mourn no Mor (1919, J. Fletcher)
  • Romance (1919, R. L. Stevenson)
  • There is a Lady Sweet and Kind (1919, anon)
  • Play Acting (1920, ?)
  • True Toper's Tunes (1921) incl: Captain Stratton's Fancy (J. Masefield) and Mr. Belloc's Fancy (J. C. Squire, two versions)
  • Late Summer (1921-22, E. B. Shanks)
  • Good Ale (1922, anon)
  • Hey troly loly lo (1922, anon)
  • The Batchelor (1922, anon)
  • Piggesnie (1922, anon)
  • Little Trotty Wagtail (1922, J. Clare)
  • The Singer (1922, E. B. Shanks)
  • Adam lay ybounden (1922, anon)
  • Rest, sweet Nymphs (1922, anon)
  • Sleep (1922, J. Fletcher), originally for string quartet
  • Tyrley Tyrlow (1922, anon)
  • Lillygay (1922) 5 songs, incl: The Distracted Maid, Johnny wi' the Tye, The Shoemaker, Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane (anon) and Rantum Tantum (V. B. Neuburg)
  • Peterisms, set I (1922), incl: Chopcherry (Peele), A Sad Song (Fletcher) and Rutterkin (J. Skelton)
  • Peterisms, set II (1922-23), incl: Roister Doister (N. Udall), Spring (T. Nashe) and Lusty Juventus (R. Wever)
  • In an arbour Green (1922, R. Wever)
  • Autumn Twilight (1922, A Symons)
  • Milkmaids (1923, J. Smith)
  • Candlelight (1923), 12 nursery rhymes
  • Jenny Gray (1923, anon)
  • Two short songs (1923, R. Herrick), incl: I held love's head and Thou gave'st me leave to kiss
  • Consider (1923, Ford Maddox Ford)
  • Twelve Oxen (1924, anon)
  • The Toper's Song (1924, anon)
  • Sweet and Twenty (1924, Shakespeare)
  • Peter Warlock's Fancy (1924)
  • Yarmouth Fair (1924, H. Collins)
  • I have a Garden (1910, revised in 1924, T. Moore)
  • Chanson du Jour de Noël (1925, C. Marot)
  • Pretty Ring Time (1925, Shakespeare)
  • Two Songs (1925, A. Symons) incl: A Prayer to St. Anthony and The Sick Heart
  • The Countryman (1926, John Chalkhill)
  • Maltworms (1926, R. L. Stevenson) in collaboration with E. J. Moeran
  • Robin Goodfellow (1926, anon)
  • Julian of Berry (1926, F. Beaumont and J. Fletcher)
  • Away to Twiver (1926, anon)
  • Fair and True (1926, N. Breton)
  • Four Belloc Songs (1926-7) incl: The Birds, Ha'nacker Mill, The Night and My own Country
  • The First Mercy (1927, B. Blunt)
  • The Lover's Maze (1927, T. Campion)
  • Cradle Song (1927, J. Phillip)
  • Sigh no more, Ladies (1927, Shakespeare)
  • Walking the Woods (1927, anon)
  • Mockery (1927, Shakespeare)
  • The Jolly Shepherd (1927, anon)
  • Queen Anne (1927, anon)
  • Passing by (1927, anon)
  • Seven Songs of Summer (1928) incl: The Passionate Shepherd (Christopher Marlowe), The Contented Lover (anon, translated by J. Mabbe), Youth (R. Wever), The Sweet o' the Year (Shakespeare) and Tom Tyler, Eloré Lo and The Droll Lover (anon)
  • And wilt thou leave me thus ? (1928, Thomas Wyatt)
  • The Cricketers of Hambledon (1928, Blunt)
  • Fill the Cup, Philip (1928, anon)
  • The Frostbound Wood (1929, Blunt)
  • After Two Years (1930, Aldington)
  • The Fox (1930, Blunt)
  • Bethlehem Down (1930, revised from the choral version of 1927, Blunt)
  • The Curlew a song cycle for tenor, fl, eng hn and string quartet; a piano arrangement is available from Thames Publishing.
There may also be the song One More River which is however not mentioned in Groves.

Most of Warlock's songs are written for a high baritone. He was a pupil of Van Dieren and was published by Augener, Boosey and Hawkes, Chester, Curwen, Elkin, Enoch, Novello, Oxford, Stainer and Bell, Thames (in conjunction with the Warlock Society), and Winthrop Rogers. Many of the songs, at least four volumes, are now republished by Masters Music. See www.peterwarlock.org, Cecil Gray, A Survey of Contemporary Music (Oxford, 1924) and Fred Tomlinson, Warlock and van Dieren (Thames, 1978)

Anton Webern
The compositions for voice and piano of Anton Webern (1883-1945) include
  • Fünf Lieder Op.3 (1908) on poems from "Der Siebente Ring" by Stefan George
  • Fünf Lieder Op.4 (1909) on poems by Stefan George
  • Vier Lieder Op.12 (1915)
  • Drei Gesänge Op.23 (1934) on poems from "Viae inviae" by Hildegard Jone
  • Drei Gesänge Op.25 (1935) on poems by Hildegard Jone
They are published by Universal Edition.
Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib ? a powerful strophic song that brings home in very simple terms the devastation caused by war: the soldier's wife receives various gifts sent by him on his tour of duty, until at last she receives the proof of his death abroad.
  • Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen
Dates and publisher unknown.
Gerhard Wimberger
Gerhard Wimberger's compositions for voice and piano include
  • Acht Chansons (Erich Kästner) (medium voice)
  • Drei Lyrische Chansons (Jacques Prévert), arranged for piano by the composer.
Published by Schott.
Stefan Wolpe
The compositions of Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972) for voice and piano include
  • Zwei Lieder von Mechthild von Magdeburg (1920) incl: Wie der Liebeswund gesunde and Lied der Minne
  • Vöglein Schwermut (Christian Morgenstern, 1920)
  • Der Abend ist mein Buch (Rilke, 1920)
  • Rothe Äuglein (aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn, 1920)
  • Idylle (text: Stefan Wolpe, 1920)
  • Kleiner Erfolg (text: Stefan Wolpe, 1920)
  • Schlummerlied (Catherine Godwin, 1920)
  • Fünf Lieder von Friedrich Hölderlin (Op.1; 1924, 1927; revised 1935) incl: Hälfte des Lebens, An Diotima, Diotima, Der Spaziergang and Zufriedenheit
  • Sechs Bearbeitungen Ostjüdischer Volkslieder (1925) incl: Inter dem Kinds Wigele (Wiegenlied), Be man Mames Hasele, Amul is gewen, Alle Menschen tanzendik, Wi asoi ken listik san? (Mädchenlied) and Es kimt gefloigen gilderne Pawe
  • Drei Lieder nach Heinrich von Kleist (Op.3, 1925) incl: Der Engel am Grabe des Herrn Gleich und Ungleich, eine Legende nach Hans Sachs Die beiden Tauben, eine Fabel nach La Fontaine
  • Neun Vertonungen aus Gitanjali (Rabindranath Tagore. 1926) incl: O du letzte Erfüllung des Lebens, An dem Tage, da der Tod, Ich weiss es wird kommen der Tag, Gottheit des zertrümmerten Tempels, Voll verzweifelter Hoffnung, Bist du draussen in stürmischer Nacht, Ich ging als Bettler von Türe zu Türe, Ich hab meinen Urlaub erhalten and In dieser Zeit meines Abschieds
  • Zwei Fabeln für Bariton und Klavier (1926) incl: Der faule Bauer mit seinen Hunden (Hans Sachs) and Ein Tier im Monde (Jean de la Fontaine)
  • Eine unterdrückte Klasse (Lenin, 1929)
  • An Anna Blume von Kurt Schwitters (Schwitters, 1929)
  • Decret Nr. 2: An die Armee der Künstler (Majakovski, 1929)
  • Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Erich Kästner (1929) incl: Fantasie von Übermorgen, Brief eines Dienstmädchens mit Namen Amalie and Ansprache einer Bardame
  • Drei Lieder von Willi für Alt und Klavier (Willi Bär Wolpe, Op.8, 1929) incl: Arme Schwester auf der Straße, Ich habe meine Katze begraben and Der Du nichts sehen kannst
  • Drei Arbeitslieder von Thomas Ring (Op.9, 1929-30) incl: Bohrerlied, Schifferlied and Bergmannslied
  • Zwei Lieder nach Gedichten von Johannes R. Becher (1930) incl: Die Partei and Der tausendjährige Lenin
  • Acht Lieder auf Texte von Heine, Ottwalt, Weinert, und anderen (op.12, 1929-32) incl: Erst haben sie (Ernst Ottwalt), Das Lied vom Abbau, Auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt and Die Herrn der Welt (Erich Weinert), Wir, die Berliner Metallarbeiter (Walter Hoffmann), Wir sind entlassen (J.-B. Clément, trans. Siegmar Mehring), Die schlesischen Weber (Heinrich Heine) and Alle für alle (Lied des 1. Mai) (Erich Weinert)
  • Politische Satyren (1929-30) incl: Wahltag (Thomas Ring), and Thema mit Variationen, Bonzensalat and Hitler (Franz Boensch)
  • Vier Antikriegslieder (Op.16, 1931) incl: Antikriegslied (Ludwig Renn), Kampfruf (Erich Weinert), Rote Armee (Johannes R. Becher) and Rote Soldaten, rote Kolonnen (Siegfried Moos)
  • Hebrew Solo Songs (1934-37) incl: I-ka dur olam poreach (Lied von der blutige Rüstungsinternationale), We are one driven tortured flock (not existant), Im tzav hagoral (If it be my fate) and Ve hinehu shuv lefanai (Behold him and see) (Rachel Blustein), Tsedaktem habonim and Sim shalom
  • Zwei Lieder aus dem Hohenlied für Alt und Klavier (Op.24, 1937 Smolo tahat roshi (His left hand is under my head) and Simeini kahotam (Set me as a seal)
  • Four Songs from Ballad of the Unknown Soldier (Op. 27, Moshé Lifshitz, 1937) incl: Zot hi habaladah (Life flows onward), Al admateinu (On this our blessed land), Sim shalom (Give peace to the tree) and Hachayalim ts'u lilchom (Know how to fight)
  • Drei Lieder für Bass und Klavier (1938) incl: Die Reichen sich das Rechts erfreuen (Miculás Daciskey Heslova), An Dich. "Fremder, fremder." (Walt Whitman) and Orechower Herren (anon)
  • Vier Lieder für Alt oder Bariton und Klavier (Op.29, 1938) incl: Jassurim anach nu and Perach ki perach (Epitaph) (Serubavel), and R'u katsiporim. Mul fresko schel ribera (On a fresco of Diego Rivera) and Rechot (Lilacs) (Noach Stern)
  • Two Songs of Bialik (1938-9) incl: O tife himlin and La-menatzeach al ha-mecholot
  • Drei Lieder von Bertolt Brecht (1943) incl: Ballade von den Osseger Witwen, Der Gott sei bei uns and Keiner oder Alle
  • Three Songs for Medium Voice and Piano (1946) incl: Unto the New Day and People's March (E. Papernow-Shapiro), and O Captain, My Captain (Walt Whitman)
  • Songs from The Domestic Breviary (Bertolt Brecht, 1965) incl: Apfelboeck; or the Lily of the field, Hymn of the Red Army Soldier, Orge's Hymn, Orge's Answer, Grand hymn of thankgiving, Ballad of the adventurers, Ballad of the pirates, Memory of Marie and Off to Mahogonny
Studied with Busoni and was later the teacher of David Tudor. See www.wolpe.org. Publishers unknown.
Xian Xing Hai
The numerous compositions of Xian Xing Hai (Macau 1905 - Moscow 1945) for voice and piano include
  • Wind (written in Paris) for soprano, piano and clarinet
  • Nieh Erh Hsien Hsing-hai tu chang chu hsuan and Li Ying-hai pien hsuan chi pan tsou (Nie, Er, 1912-1935)
  • Hasake wuqu (Kazak Dances)
  • Gushi beiqing (sorrowful farewell)
  • Zhonggou kuangxianqu (chinese rhapsody)
  • Hong maizi (red sorghum)
  • Ximeng dahecheng (sacrificial alliance cantata)
  • Wenjing de lueqing (green, mellow and smooth feelings)
  • Shige shishou (10 poems)
  • Juiyiba dahecheng (18th of September cantata)
  • Xian Xing hai hechang quji (Xian Xing hai's hymns)
  • Baowei zuguo (fighting for the nation)
  • Fagong (counterattack)
  • Kangzhan gequ ji (songs from the war against Japan)
  • Shengchan dahecheng (the Production Cantata)
  • Guci (archaic poem)
  • Yuguangci (fishing lights)
  • Shengzhzi (growing thorntree)
  • Yaolanqu (cradle song)
  • Langtaosha (waves splashing on the sand)
  • Kuxiangsi (desperately longing for each other)
  • Xintouhen (deep hatred)
  • Uniuge (herdsmans pastorale)
Published by Shang-hai : Shang-hai wen i chu pan she, 1961. Xian Xing Hai was born in Macau, played clarinet, moved to Paris in 1929 to study composition with Vincent d'Indy, returned to China in 1937. Wrote the Yellow River Cantata (solo voice and orchestra) which later became the basis of the official Yellow River Concerto.
Alexander Zemlinsky
Alexander Zemlinsky's post-1900 compositions for voice and piano include
  • Ehetanzlied und andere Gesänge Op.10 (1900-1901)
  • In der Sonnesgasse (A. Holz, 1901)
  • Herr Bombardil (R.A. Schröder, 1901)
  • Maiblumen blühten überall (Dehmel, c1903) for S 2vn 2va 2vc
  • Es war ein alter König (H. Heine, 1903)
  • Mädel, kommst du mit zum Tanz ? (Feld, c1904)
  • Über eine Wiege (D. von Liliencron, 1904)
  • Schlummerlied (R. Beer-Hofmann, 1905)
  • Zwei Balladen (1907) incl: Jane Grey (H. Amann) Der gelorenene Haufen (V. Klemperer)
  • Fünf Lieder (Dehmel, 1907) incl: Vorspiel, Ansturm and Auf der See
  • Sechs Lieder Op.13 (1913) on poems by Maurice Maeterlink translated by Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski, incl: Die drei schwestern, Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen, Lied der Jungfrau, Als ihr Geliebter schied, Und kehrt er einst heim and Sie kam zum Schloß gegangen
  • Symphonische Gesänge Op.20 (L. Hughes, C. Cullen and others, trans. H. Kesser and others), Mez/Bar, orch, 1929, incl: Lied aus Dixieland and Lied der Baumwollpacker (Toomer) Totes Braunes Madel (Countee Cullen), Erkenntnis, Afrikannischer Tanz and Drunten in Georgia (Frank Horne)
  • Und einmal gehst du (Eigner), 1933
  • Sechs Lieder Op.22 (Morgenstern, Goethe and others), 1934
  • Das bucklichte Männlein (Des Knaben Wunderhorn), 1934
  • Ahnung Beatricens (F. Werfel), 1935
  • Zwölf Lieder Op.27 (S. George, Kalidasa, Goethe and others, 1937) incl: Jetzt ist die Zeit (Kalidassa) and Afrikannischer Tanz (Hughes)
  • Three Songs (I. Stein-Firner, trans. A. Matullath), 1939
They are published by Masters Music (Op.13, M1735) by Ricordi and by Universal. There are biographies by Horst Weber and by Anthony Beaumont. Zemlinsky studied with Brahms and was also the teacher of Korngold, Alma Mahler and Schoenberg


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