Barber: 65 Songs

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  • Editor: Richard Walters
  • ISBN: 9781423491262
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 288


Manuscripts from the Library of Congress and other sources were consulted for all songs. The edition includes extensive historical information about each song, a lengthy and insightful article about Barber, and facsimiles of selected manuscripts.

Songs published during the composer 's lifetime:
- Three Songs, Op. 2: The Daisies; With rue my heart is laden; Bessie Bobtail
- Three Songs, Op. 10: Rain has fallen; Sleep now; I hear an army
- Four Songs, Op. 13: A Nun Takes the Veil; The Secrets of the Old; Sure on this shining night; Nocturne
- Two Songs, Op. 18: The queen's face on the summery coin; Monks and Raisins
- Nuvoletta, Op. 25
- Mélodies passagères, Op. 27: Puisque tout passé; Un cygne; Tombeau dans un parc; Le clocher chante; Départ
- Hermit Songs, Op. 29: At Saint 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; The Desire for Hermitage
- Despite and Still, Op. 41: A Last Song; My Lizard (Wish for Young Love); in the Wilderness; Solitary Hotel; Despite and Still
- Three Songs, Op. 45: Now have I fed and eaten up the rose; A Green Lowland of Pianos; O boundless, boundless evening

Songs published posthumously (first published in this edition noted with *):
- Ask me to rest
- Au claire de lune

- Beggar's Song
- Fantasy in Purple
- in the dark pinewood
- La nuit

- Love at the Door
- Love's Caution
- Man
- Mother, I cannot mind my wheel
- Music, when soft voices die

- Night Wanderers
- Of that so sweet imprisonment
- Peace
- Serenader
- A Slumber Song of the Madonna
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

- Strings in the earth and air
- There's nae lark
- Three Songs, The Words from Old England: Lady, when I behold the roses
; An Earnest Visit to His Unkind Mistress Not to Forsake Him ; Hey nonny no!
- Two Poems of the Wind: Little Children of the Wind
; Longing
- Two Songs of Youth: I never thought that youth would go
; Invocation to Youth
- Watchers *
- Who carries corn and crown *