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Presented below is an idiosyncratic list of some of our favorite songs, sorted in a variety of ways. Please feel free to e-mail suggestions for songs to add to  info "at sign" americanartsong.org.

Songs sorted by Classification

Title Composer CycleName Classification 1 Poet Voice Type Publisher Published in Classification 2
She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain Locklair, Dan From the Mountains AppalachianSongs Traditional



O Shenandoah Locklair, Dan From the Mountains AppalachianSongs Traditional



Go Tell It on the Mountain Locklair, Dan From the Mountains AppalachianSongs Traditional



Naomi Wise Frazell Appalachian Songbook AppalachianSongs Traditional Soprano

Ballad/Story
The Cabin Bowles Blue Mountain Ballads AppalachianSongs Traditional Soprano

Ballad/Story
Meeting at Night Dello Joio
Ballad/Story
High


It's Coming -- The Postponeless Creature Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Unpublished

As If the Sea Should Part Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Unpublished

One Thought Ever at the Fore Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Unpublished

Last Invocation, The Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Unpublished

Beat! Beat! Drums! Bacon
Death Whitman Baritone Classical Vocal Reprints Ten Songs
Lingering Last Drops Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
We Never Know Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Thou Too Bacon
Death Goethe Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
On the Frontiers Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Farewell Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
At the Last Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Unseen Soul, The Bacon
Exaltation Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Christ's Sunday Morn Bacon
Exaltation Old English Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Sunset Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
In the Silent West Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Sailing Homewhard Bacon
Exaltation Chan-Fan-sheng Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Solitude Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Eternity Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
How the Waters Closed Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Farewell Dickinson Soprano


Death Is High Bowles
Farewell Williams Soprano


Farewell Dello Joio Three Songs of Adieu Farewell Symond Soprano


Death Be Not Proud Moore Three Sonnets of John Donne Farewell Donne



Dear Husband Mecham To an Absent Love Farewell




After Love Dello Joio Three Songs of Adieu Farewell




Fade Vision Bright Dello Joio Three Songs of Adieu Farewell




Dirait-on Lauridsen
French
Soprano


Spanish Armada, The Bacon
Indignation Still Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
To a Newcomer Bacon
Indignation Lengyel Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
After Blenheim Bacon
Indignation Southey Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Caliban Bacon
Indignation Shakespeare Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
The Letter Hoiby Five Songs of Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson Soprano


There Came a Wind Like a Bugle Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson Soprano


A Shining Place Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson Soprano


The Heart Asks Pleasure First Bacon
Life Dickinson Not specified Unpublished

And This of All My Hopes Bacon
Life Dickinson Not specified Unpublished

And This of All My Hopes Bacon
Life Dickinson High


Night without Sleep Bowles
Life Ford Soprano


The Tiger Thomson
Life Blake



It's All I Have to Give Bacon
Life Dickinson



To Make a Prairie Bacon Five Poems of Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson



Recuerdo Musto Recuerdo Life




Wild Nights Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Love Dickinson Soprano


Wild Nights Laitman Day and Night Love Dickinson Soprano


Little Horse Adamo Three Songs by Tennessee Williams Love Williams Soprano


I Am Longing Yeston December Songs Love Yeston Soprano


As Well as Jesus Bacon
Love Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Sonnet Bacon
Love Browning, EB Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Little Boy Bacon
Love Old English Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Miranda's Song Bacon
Love Vocalise Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
To a Loving Husband Bacon
Love Bradstreet Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Nocturne Bacon
Love Lenau Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Brighter Morning, A Bacon
Love Carus Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Eden Bacon
Love Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Come Ready and See Me Hundley
Love Purdy High


Secret Words Bowles
Love Bowles Soprano

Farewell
Poor little heart Bacon
Love Dickinson



Metropolitan Tower Laitman Metropolitan Tower and other songs Love




The Strong House Laitman Metropolitan Tower and other songs Love




I Shall Not Live in Vain Heggie The Faces of Love Love




If You Were Coming in the Fall Heggie The Faces of Love Love




My River Runs to Thee Bacon
Love Dickinson Not specified Unpublished

First Day Bacon
Love Lillie Not specified Classical Vocal Reprints Ten Songs
Girl with Cello Gordon
Music
Soprano Unpublished
Life
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening LaMontaine
Nature




Bat, The Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Swamp, The Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Spider, A Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Snowfall Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Summer's Lapse Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Flowers and Moonlight Bacon
Nature Yang-ti Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Grass So Little Has to Do, The Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Unpublished

Waikiki Griffes
Places Brooke



The Spring and the Fall Lekberg Four Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay Seasons Millay



She Went Bacon
Sorrow Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Threadless Way, A Bacon
Sorrow Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Late Call Bacon
Sorrow Lengyel Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Imperial Heart, The Bacon
Sorrow Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Calm Soul Bacon
Sorrow Arnold Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Christmas Eve Bacon
Tenderness Tennyson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Sleep Bacon
Tenderness Shakespeare Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
To Music: A Fragment Bacon
Tenderness Shelley Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Infant Joy Bacon
Tenderness Blake Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Ancient Carol Bacon
Tenderness Anonymous Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Minding Your Own Business Bacon
Usania Traditional Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Buffalo Skinners Bacon
Usania Traditional Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Dodger, The Bacon
Usania Traditional Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
My Land Bacon
Usania Anonymous Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Omaha Bacon
Usania Sandburg Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Madame and the Census Man Seigmeister Madame to You (7 songs) Whimsey
Sorpano


Groundhog Frazell Appalachian Songbook Whimsey Traditional Soprano Hal Leonard
AppalachianSongs
Over the Fence Laitman Night and Day Whimsey Dickinson Soprano


Horror Movie Flanagan
Whimsey Moss High


Elegy for a Tired Cook Vardell
Whimsey
High/Medium


George Bolcom Cabaret Songs Whimsey Weinstein High

Farewell
seashore girls Hundley
Whimsey cummings Soprano

Life
Who Wrote This Fiendish Rite of Spring Cowell
Whimsey




Weeping and Sighing Bacon
Whimsey Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Melody On a Leaf Bacon
Whimsey Western Chinese Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
I'm Nobody Bacon
Whimsey Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
No More Milk Bacon
Whimsey Johnson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs

Songs sorted by Poet

Title Composer Cycle Name Classification 1 Poet Voice Type Publisher Published in
My Land Bacon
Usania Anonymous Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Ancient Carol Bacon
Tenderness Anonymous Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Calm Soul Bacon
Sorrow Arnold Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
The Tiger Thomson
Life Blake


Infant Joy Bacon
Tenderness Blake Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Secret Words Bowles
Love Bowles Soprano

To a Loving Husband Bacon
Love Bradstreet Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Waikiki Griffes
Places Brooke


Sonnet Bacon
Love Browning, EB Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Meeting at Night Dello Joio
Ballad/Story Browning, Robert High

Songs from Letters Larsen Songs from Letters: Calamity Jane Family Calamity Jane Soprano

Brighter Morning, A Bacon
Love Carus Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Sailing Homewhard Bacon
Exaltation Chan-Fan-sheng Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
seashore girls Hundley
Whimsey cummings Soprano

The Letter Hoiby Five Songs of Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson Soprano

Over the Fence Laitman Night and Day Whimsey Dickinson Soprano

Wild Nights Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Love Dickinson Soprano

There Came a Wind Like a Bugle Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson Soprano

How the Waters Closed Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Farewell Dickinson Soprano

A Shining Place Hoiby Five Songs by Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson Soprano

Wild Nights Laitman Day and Night Love Dickinson Soprano

It's Coming -- The Postponeless Creature Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Unpubished
The Heart Asks Pleasure First Bacon
Life Dickinson Not specified Unpubished
And This of All My Hopes Bacon
Life Dickinson Not specified Unpubished
As If the Sea Should Part Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Unpubished
Sunset Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
In the Silent West Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Solitude Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Eternity Bacon
Exaltation Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
As Well as Jesus Bacon
Love Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Eden Bacon
Love Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
And This of All My Hopes Bacon
Life Dickinson High

It's All I Have to Give Bacon
Life Dickinson


Poor little heart Bacon
Love Dickinson


To Make a Prairie Bacon Five Poems of Emily Dickinson Life Dickinson


I Shall Not Live in Vain Heggie The Faces of Love Love Dickinson


If You Were Coming in the Fall Heggie The Faces of Love Love Dickinson


She Went Bacon
Sorrow Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Threadless Way, A Bacon
Sorrow Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Imperial Heart, The Bacon
Sorrow Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Bat, The Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Swamp, The Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Spider, A Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Snowfall Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Summer's Lapse Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Grass So Little Has to Do, The Bacon
Nature Dickinson Not specified Unpubished
My River Runs to Thee Bacon
Love Dickinson Not specified Unpubished
Weeping and Sighing Bacon
Whimsey Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
I'm Nobody Bacon
Whimsey Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
We Never Know Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Farewell Bacon
Death Dickinson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Death Be Not Proud Moore Three Sonnets of John Donne Farewell Donne


Night without Sleep Bowles
Life Ford Soprano

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening LaMontaine
Nature Frost


Thou Too Bacon
Death Goethe Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
No More Milk Bacon
Whimsey Johnson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Swan Upright, Scott
Life Kabir Soprano & Mezzo Vertical Music
Nocturne Bacon
Love Lenau Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Late Call Bacon
Sorrow Lengyel Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
To a Newcomer Bacon
Indignation Lengyel Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
First Day Bacon
Love Lillie Not specified Classical Vocal Reprints Ten Songs
The Spring and the Fall Lekberg Four Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay Seasons Millay


Recuerdo Musto Recuerdo Life Millay


Horror Movie Flanagan
Whimsey Moss High

Juegas todo los dias Upright, Scott
Life Neruda Soprano Vertical Music
Dear Husband Mecham To an Absent Love Farewell Newby, Harriet High

Christ's Sunday Morn Bacon
Exaltation Old English Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Little Boy Bacon
Love Old English Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Come Ready and See Me Hundley
Love Purdy High

Dirait-on Lauridsen
French Rilke Soprano

Omaha Bacon
Usania Sandburg Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Girl with Cello Gordon
Music Sartor Soprano Unpublished
Caliban Bacon
Indignation Shakespeare Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Sleep Bacon
Tenderness Shakespeare Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
To Music: A Fragment Bacon
Tenderness Shelley Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
After Blenheim Bacon
Indignation Southey Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Spanish Armada, The Bacon
Indignation Still Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Farewell Dello Joio Three Songs of Adieu Farewell Symond Soprano

Fade Vision Bright Dello Joio Three Songs of Adieu Farewell Symonds, John Addington


After Love Dello Joio Three Songs of Adieu Farewell Symons, Arthur


Metropolitan Tower Laitman Metropolitan Tower and other songs Love Teasdale


The Strong House Laitman Metropolitan Tower and other songs Love Teasdale


Christmas Eve Bacon
Tenderness Tennyson Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain Locklair, Dan From the Mountains AppalachianSongs Traditional


O Shenandoah Locklair, Dan From the Mountains AppalachianSongs Traditional


Go Tell It on the Mountain Locklair, Dan From the Mountains AppalachianSongs Traditional


Groundhog Frazell Appalachian Songbook Whimsey Traditional Soprano Hal Leonard
Naomi Wise Frazell Appalachian Songbook AppalachianSongs Traditional Soprano

The Cabin Bowles Blue Mountain Ballads AppalachianSongs Traditional Soprano

Minding Your Own Business Bacon
Usania Traditional Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Buffalo Skinners Bacon
Usania Traditional Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Dodger, The Bacon
Usania Traditional Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Who Wrote This Fiendish Rite of Spring Cowell
Whimsey Unknown


Do What You Love Upright, Scott
Life Upright Soprano Vertical Music
Miranda's Song Bacon
Love Vocalise Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
George Bolcom Cabaret Songs Whimsey Weinstein High

Melody On a Leaf Bacon
Whimsey Western Chinese Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
One Thought Ever at the Fore Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Unpubished
Last Invocation, The Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Unpubished
Beat! Beat! Drums! Bacon
Death Whitman Baritone Classical Vocal Reprints Ten Songs
Unseen Soul, The Bacon
Exaltation Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Lingering Last Drops Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
On the Frontiers Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
At the Last Bacon
Death Whitman Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
Little Horse Adamo Three Songs by Tennessee Williams Love Williams Soprano

Death Is High Bowles
Farewell Williams Soprano

Flowers and Moonlight Bacon
Nature Yang-ti Not specified Dragon's Teeth Press Fifty Songs
I Am Longing Yeston December Songs Love Yeston Soprano

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