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Barber: 65 Songs

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  • Composer: Samuel Barber
  • Editor: Richard Walters
  • Instrumentation: Piano, High Voice
  • 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 *