Songs


SongsThe songs are listed alphabetically by the poets whose texts were used. The living poets are marked with an asterisk.

The following abbreviations will be used:

  • SOP=Soprano voice   BAR=Baritone voice   TEN=Tenor voice
  • Accompaniment instruments:  PNO=Piano   CL=Clarinet   AFL=Alto flute   STR4=String Quartet   STR4/PN/BS/PE=String Quartet, piano, double bass and percussion.
  • U=Unperformed songs
Poet / SongVoice / AccompanimentDuration

ANDERSON, WILLIAM
Pantoum For A DancerSOP / PNO06:15  Play

BLAKE, WILLIAM (The Songs Of Innocence)
The AngelSOP / PNO & SOP / STR4 / PN / BS / PE04:15  Play
The Cradle SongSOP / PNO04:00  Play
Infant JoySOP / STR4 / PN / DB / PE03:15  Play
The LambSOP / PNO (also choral versions for SSA and SA)03:49  Play
The Piper SOP / PNO01:10  Play
SpringSOP / AFL05:00  Play
NOTE: The songs The Angel and Infant Joy are suitable for both the classical singer and the jazz vocalist.

BOLES, JESSICA*
The OneSOP / PNO05:00
My SoundSOP / PNO05:00

CHAPLIN, JOHN*
SpringSOP / CL04:00  Play

CHINESE POETS (English translation)
Six Modal Songs on Chinese VerseSOP / PNO07:14  Play
Stars and Moon On The River (U)SOP / PNO04:00

CHITTY, LYNNE*
Sitting In The Blue Chapel: Ash Wednesday 1999SOP / PNO07:00  Play

CRAMPTON, PATRICIA*
Whitsun MukabelehSOP / CL05:00  Play

CUMMINGS, EE
When God Lets My Body BeSOP / PNO03:00  Play
Sweet SpringSOP / PNO04:00  Play
These Children Singing In StoneSOP / PNO & SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE03:10  Play
Sam Was a ManSOP / PNO & STR4 / PNO / DB / PE02:48  Play
Tumbling Hair*SOP / PNO & SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE01:30  Play
The Balloon Man (in just-spring)*SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE01:50  Play
Little Kittens (where did you go)*SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE03:05  Play
A Keen City (who knows if…)*SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE03:50  Play
Enter Us (little man in a hurry)*SOP/ STR4 / PNO / DB / PE02:50  Play
Maggie And Milly And Molly And May*SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE01:45  Play
Until* SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE06:48  Play
NOTE: The songs When God Lets My Body Be and Sweet Spring are suitable only for a classical singer. The songs These Children Singing in Stone, Tumbling Hair and Sam Was A Man are suitable for both the classical singer and the jazz vocalist. The remaining songs are suitable only for the jazz vocalist. In the recordings marked with an asterisk the singer is accompanied only by piano, bass and percussion. The arrangements with a string quartet have yet to be performed and recorded.

D’ANGELO, JAMES*
The Sacred Clown (U)SOP / PNO12:00

FROST, ROBERT
Acquainted With The Night (U)SOP / PNO03:15

HYMNS OF THE RIG VEDA (in English translation)
Hymn To The DawnSOP / PNO06:00  Play
Hymn Of PurificationSOP / PNO03:00  Play
Hymn Of The Sound Of TruthSOP / PNO06:00  Play
Hymn Of The One WorkSOP / PNO05:00  Play

KARBANOVA, KARIN*
The Whirling ButterflySOP / CL04:30  Play

LINDSAY, VACHEL
The Jazz Of This HotelSOP / PNO & SOP / STR4 / PNO / DB / PE03:05  Play
NOTE: The Jazz Of This Hotel is suitable for both the classical singer and the jazz vocalist. In the recording it is sung by a jazz vocalist with piano, bass and percussion. The arrangement with string quartet has yet to be performed or recorded.

LEE, BRIAN*
Ghost With A ClarinetSOP / CL06:00  Play

MAYHEW, CHARLOTTE
Smile, Death (U)SOP / PNO05:15

MELVILLE, PEGGY
I Am, I KnowSOP / PNO03:10  Play

MERTON, THOMAS
StrangerSOP or BAR / PNO05:53  Play
How Long We WaitSOP or BAR / PNO05:50  Play
EveningSOP or BAR / PNO05:51  Play
SolitudeSOP or BAR / PNO05:47  Play
Song for NobodySOP or BAR / PNO03:01  Play
In SilenceSOP or BAR / PNO05:02  Play
Evening PrayerSOP or BAR / PNO05:48  Play
I Have Called YouSOP or BAR / PNO03:57  Play

MONROE, JENNA*
ReclamationSOP / PNO04:00
To Sacajawea (U)SOP / PNO05:00

PHILLIPS, LOUIS*
As If One Could Live On Light AloneSOP or BAR / CL / PNO05:36  Play
Night BlindnessSOP or BAR / CL / PNO03:24  Play

POE, EDGAR ALLAN
The Bells (part 1)SOP / PNO and SOP / STR4 / DB / PE03:00  Play
NOTE: The Bells is suitable for both the jazz vocalist and the classical singer. In the recording it is sung by a jazz vocalist with piano, bass and percussion. The arrangement with string quartet has yet to be performed or recorded.

ROBINSON, JEAN
The Fragile SilenceSOP / PNO07:49  Play

RUMI
The Song Of The ReedSOP / AFL07:00  Play

TRADITIONAL SACRED TEXT
Pater Noster (The Lord’s Prayer) (U)BAR or SOP / STR408:00

WHITMAN, WALT
Elegy (from When Lilacs In The Dooryard Bloom’dBAR or SOP / PNO11:00  Play
Whispers of Heavenly DeathSOP or TEN / PNO05:22  Play
Toward the Unknown RegionSOP or TEN / PNO05:51  Play
Tears, Tears, TearsSOP / CL / PNO08:00  Play
On The Beach At NightSOP / CL / PNO08:30  Play