Music and Texts of  GARY BACHLUND

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Songs in English

756 settings

chronologically by date

Authors' Alphabetical Index

 

Henry Purcell - (2014)     Gerard Manley Hopkins    

for medium voice and piano

 

My Fairy - (2014)     Lewis Carroll     

for medium voice and piano

 

A Game of Fives - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for tenor and piano

 

A Square Poem - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for medium voice and piano

 

Never stew your sister - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for medium voice and piano

 

Punctuality - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for soprano and piano

 

Solitude - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for baritone and piano

 

Dreamland - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for medium voice and piano

 

Ye Carpette Knyghte - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Love - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for medium voice and piano

 

Bessie's Song to Her Doll - (2014)    Lewis Carroll     

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Fame's Penny-Trumpet - (2014)    Lewis Carroll     

for tenor and piano

 

My Fancy - (2014)     Lewis Carroll    

for baritone and piano

 

Reward - (2013)     Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.    

for medium voice and piano

 

Mistletoe (Mistelzweig) - text of Walter de la Mare, in parallel with a translation of Bertram Kottmann    

for medium voice and piano

 

Slow, slow, fresh fount - (2013)     Ben Jonson    

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Loam - (2013)     Carl Sandburg     

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

There Will Come Soft Rains - (2013)     Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Year - (2013)     Carl Sandburg    

for soprano and piano

 

Sea-Wash - (2013)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

Incantation - (2013)     Bertram Kottmann     

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Let me love - (2013)     Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

On Receiving News of the War - (2013)     Isaac Rosenberg    

for medium voice and piano

 

Losses - (2013)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

The News - (2013)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for bass or baritone and piano

 

Scamp - (2013)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

The cloud - (2013)     Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Travel - (2013)     Edna St. Vincent Millay    

for medium voice and piano

 

A Boy's Summer Song - (2013)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

Who's gonna pull the welfare wagon - (2013) text of the composer    

for medium voice and piano

 

In Winter - (2013) text in English by Bertram Kottmann, after a German text from Karlsruher Handschrift, 15th century    

for medium voice and piano

 

Johnny B Blue and Suzy Q - (2013)    text of the composer    

for medium voice and piano

 

The drinking song - (2013)     John Fletcher    

for tenor and piano

 

Silence - (2013)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Howdy, honey, howdy - (2013)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Our life is but a dream - (2013)     Bertram Kottmann    

for medium voice and piano

 

Death - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

To a Dead Friend - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

Silver Filigree - (2012)     Elinor Wylie    

for medium voice and piano

 

Incantation - (2012)     Elinor Wylie    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Overly philosophic - (2012)     Bertram Kottmann     

for medium voice and piano

 

The Eagle and the Mole - (2012)     Elinor Wylie    

for medium voice and piano

 

Crowned with dreams - (2012)     Bertram Kottmann     

for medium voice and piano

 

Beauty - (2012)     Elinor Wylie    

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Gift to Sing - (2012)     James Weldon Johnson     

for medium voice and piano

 

Vengeance Is Sweet - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar      

for baritone or bass and piano

 

A death song -  (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar      

for medium voice and piano

 

Drink On - (2012)     Thomas Shadwell       

for baritone and piano

 

Growing Gray - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar       

for medium voice and piano

 

Whip-Poor-Will and Katy-Did - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Forever - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

The Dance - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

At the Tavern - (2012)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

Fair, Rich and Young - (2012)     Sir John Harington    

for tenor and piano

 

No Ending - (2012)     Julie Dalton Williamson    

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Oh, For a Bowl of Fat Canary - (2012)     John Lyly    

for baritone and piano

 

Love is a bubble - (2012)     Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie   

for medium voice and piano

 

To Music - (2012)     Robert Herrick    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Song - (2012)     Susanna Haswell Rowson    
for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Upstream - (2012)     Carl Sandburg    

for baritone and piano

 

Six from Sevenoaks - (2012)     Bertram Kottmann    

for medium voice and piano

 

Creed and not a Creed - (2011)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

I could do with a drink! - (2011)    Bertram Kottmann    

for medium voice and piano

 

No Frigate - (2011)     Emily Dickinson    

for medium voice and piano

 

Love Song - (2011)     Harriet Monroe    

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Minuet - (2011)     Mary Mapes Dodges    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Four Angels - (2011)     Rudyard Kipling    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Little Love Poems - (2011)     Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.    

for baritone and piano

 

Old Manuscript - (2011)     Alfred Kreymborg    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Egotist - (2011)     Ambrose Bierce    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Twilight - (2011)     Hazel Hall     

for medium voice and piano

 

Frustration - (2011)     Don Marquis    

for tenor and piano

 

Ale - (2011)     W. H. Davies    

for baritone and piano

 

Hours - (2011)     Max Eastman    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Between two hills - (2011)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

A Prayer - (2011)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

So beautie on the waters stood - (2011)     Ben Jonson    

for tenor and piano

 

I Hear the Stars Still Singing - (2011)     James Weldon Johnson    

for baritone and piano

 

Edmund's Speech - (2011)     William Shakespeare    

for baritone and piano

 

Song of Medical Dick and Medical Davy - (2011)     Oliver St. John Gogarty        

for baritone and piano

 

Three Jonson Ballads - (2011)     Ben Jonson    

for medium voice and guitar

        i.    The faiery beame upon you

        ii.   The Hourglass

        iii.  So breaks the sun

 

Sigh no More - (2011)     William Shakespeare     

for baritone and piano

 

Eddi of Manhood End - (2011)     Rudyard Kipling    

for bass and piano

 

A Warm Day in Winter - (2011)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

O mistress mine - (2011)     William Shakespeare    

for baritone and piano

 

Three Songs of a Woman - (2011)     Eva Bauche-Eppers    

for mezzo soprano and piano

      i.      What Will I Be

      ii.     In Need

      iii.    Spiral

 

The City of Sleep - (2011)     Rudyard Kipling     

for low voice and piano

 

Lager Beer - (2011)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for baritone and piano

 

I Saw a Peacock - (2011)     Anonymous, before 1665     

for high voice and piano

 

The Carrion Crow - (2010)     Anonymous    

for baritone or bass and piano

 

A-Waiting and A-Watching - (2010)     Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.     

for medium voice and piano

 

Be Strong - (2010)     Judah ben Teima    

for high voice and piano

 

Cahoots - (2010)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

Tears - (2010)    Wang Seng-Ju (6th Century), translated by H. A. Giles   

for medium voice and piano

 

When All Is Done - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

Song of the Witches - (2010)     William Shakespeare     

for countertenor and piano

 

Born Like the Pines - (2010)     James Ephraim McGirt     

for medium voice and piano

 

Under the harvest moon - (2010)     Carl Sandburg    

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Peas - (2010)     Anonymous    

for medium voice and piano

 

Geometry - (2010)     Alfred Kreymborg    

for medium voice and piano

 

Of Time and Eternity - (2010)     Emily Dickinson    

for mezzo soprano and piano

      i.      I died for beauty

      ii.     The bustle in a house

      iii.    I went to thank her

      iv.    Dialogue

 

Appreciation - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

Ten Poems of Edward Thomas - (2010)     

for tenor and piano

      i.      The Trumpet

      ii.     Tall Nettles

      iii.    Head and Bottle

      iv.    The Huxter

      v.     Sowing

      vi.    The Gallows

      vii.   When he should laugh

      viii.  The touch of rain

      ix.     In memoriam

      x.      Will you come?

 

Songs of a Fool - (2010)     William Butler Yeats     

for medium voice and piano

 

Captain Stratton's Fancy - (2010)     John Masefield     

for baritone and piano

 

A Summer Night - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for low or medium voice and piano

 

The Donkey - (2010)     G. K. Chesterton    

for medium voice and piano

 

Married and Single Life - (2010)     Anonymous text    

for tenor and piano

 

An Eternity - (2010)     Archibald MacLeish    

for low voice and piano

 

No-e in the Ark - (2010)     Anonymous text, with additional text by the composer   

for tenor and piano

 

The Real Question - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Noddin' By The Fire - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Buzz, Quoth the Blue Fly - (2010)     Ben Jonson    

for medium voice and piano

 

Indifference - (2010)     Anonymous    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Summer Stars - (2010)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Justice - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Bumpity Ride - (2010)     Walter de la Mare    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Day - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Old - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Invocation - (2010)     Max Eastman     

for medium or low voice and piano

 

The Wild Goat - (2010)     Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

Manual System - (2010)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

Advice - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

Art - (2010)     Ezra Pound    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Death Stands Above Me - (2010)     Walter Savage Landor    

for baritone and piano

 

When Cap'n Tom comes home - (2010)     Katherine Lee Bates    

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

A Seaside Romance - (2010)     Don Marquis    

for tenor and piano

 

White Shoulders - (2010)    Carl Sandburg    

for baritone and piano

 

Peace - (2010)     Sara Teasdale    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Father, Where Do the Wild Swans Go? - (2010)     Charles Wharton Stork (after the Danish of Ludwig Holstein)    

for high voice and piano

 

Twell De Night Is Pas' - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Musicological Marx - (2010)     Gary Bachlund    

for baritone and piano

 

The Irreverent Brahmin - (2010)     Arthur Guiterman    

for medium voice and piano

 

Don't Laugh, Boys - (2010)     James Ephraim McGirt     

for medium voice and piano

 

On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness - (2010)    Arthur Guiterman     

for medium voice and piano

 

Old Men - (2010)     William Butler Yeats    

for medium voice and piano

 

Itching heels - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar      

for medium voice and piano

 

One Bright Day In The Middle Of The Night - (2010)     Anonymous    

for medium voice and piano

 

The River Of Ruin - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Lines for a Christmas Card - (2010)     Hilaire Belloc    

for medium voice and piano

 

Barter - (2010)     Sara Teasdale    

for medium voice and piano

 

Supplication - (2010)     Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Table and the Chair - (2010)     Edward Lear    

for medium voice and piano

 

Don't You See? - (2010)     Katharine Lee Bates    

for medium voice and piano

 

The House of Dreams - (2010)     Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

If We Must Die - (2010)     Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Bureaucrat's Memo - (2010)     Gary Bachlund    

for medium voice and piano

 

Two Possum Songs - (2010)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

   i.   Sling Along

   ii.  Possum

 

Love you, too! - (2010)     Gary Bachlund    

for medium voice and piano

 

I Sang - (2009)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Little Creature - (2009)     Walter de la Mare    

for medium voice and piano

 

Life - (2009)     James Weldon Johnson    

for medium voice and piano

 

Crisis - (2009)     Gary Bachlund    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

To America - (2009)     James Weldon Johnson    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

A Prayer - (2009)     Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

Sea Poppies - (2009)     Hilda Doolittle (H. D.)     

for soprano and piano

 

When I Have Passed Away - (2009)     Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

A Parable - (2009)     Arthur Conan Doyle    

for medium voice and piano

 

Apple Pie Dream - (2009)     Eric Metaxas    

for medium voice and piano

 

Satan - (2009)     James Ephraim McGirt     

for medium voice and piano

 

Brer Rabbit, you's de cutes' of 'em all - (2009)     James Weldon Johnson    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Inexpressible - (2009)     Ernest Hemingway    

for medium voice and piano

 

Green - (2009)     D. H. Lawrence    

for high voice and piano

 

Deserted - (2009)     Madison Cawein    

for medium voice and piano

 

Why Fades a Dream - (2009)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Chump Change - variations on Mulberry Bush - (2009)     Gary Bachlund    

for high voice and piano

 

America - (2009)     Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

Spanish Johnny - (2009)     Willa Cather    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Choose - (2009)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

When the rose is faded - (2009)    Walter de la Mare    

for high voice and piano

 

A Thanksgiving Fable - (2009)     Oliver Herford    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

The Spirit of Air - (2009)      Walter de la Mare   

for baritone and piano

 

Dead Cleopatra - (2009)     Conrad Aiken    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

When I Go Free - (2009)    Walter de la Mare    

for medium voice and piano

 

Trouble in de Kitchen - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

I Saw Three Witches - (2009)    Walter de la Mare   

for baritone and piano

 

Go, lovely Rose - (2009)    Edmund Waller   

for medium voice and piano

 

On Broadway - (2009)    Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

Forbidden Fruit - (2009)     Emily Dickinson    

for medium voice and piano

 

After Church - (2009)    Samuel Alfred Beadle     

for medium voice and piano

 

W'en de sun shines hot - (2009)     James McGirt    

for medium voice and piano

 

Modern Art - (2009)     Gary Bachlund    

for medium voice and piano

 

Let Me Live Out My Years - (2009)      John G. Neihardt    

for baritone or bass baritone and piano  

 

Be the Best of Whatever You Are - (2009)     Douglas Malloch    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

The Lugubrious Whing-Whang - (2009)    James Whitcomb Riley  

for medium or low voice and piano

 

A Little Song of Life - (2009)     Lizette Woodworth Reese   
for medium voice and piano

 

Soup - (2009)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

Eletelephony - (2009)     Laura Elizabeth Richards    
for medium voice and piano

 

dodecophonoclast - (2009)      Elaine Fine    

   for medium high voice and piano

 

Euclid - (2009)     Vachel Lindsay    

for medium voice and piano

 

If Love Be All - (2009)     Bliss Carman    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Seven Silly Little Songs - (2009)   texts of Henry Aldrich, Gelett Burgess, Oliver Herford and anonymous authors   

for medium voice and piano

        i.     Animal Fair
        ii.    Eve, apropos de Rien (Herford)
        iii.   The Purple Cow (Burgess)
        iv.   Reasons for Drinking (Aldrich)
        v.    Judged by the Company One Keeps

        vi.   The Purple Cow Again (Burgess)

        vii.  The Frog

 

Revolutionary Tea - (2009)   arr. of traditional text and melody    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Song of Summer - (2009)       Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

I am the Wind - (2009)     Zoë Akins    

for soprano and piano

 

A Hymn - (2009)      G. K. Chesterton     

for medium voice and piano

 

Deep in the night - (2009)     Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Not They Who Soar - (2009)      Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Tyranny of Party - (2009)     Mark Twain     

for medium voice and piano

 

Oh it's always someone else's fault - (2009)     Gary Bachlund     

for medium voice and piano

 

The Junk Man - (2009)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

He Had His Dream - (2009)      Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Merry-go-round - (2009)     Gary Bachlund     

for medium voice and piano

 

Over the Hills - (2009)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Election Day - (2009)      Ambrose Bierce     

for medium voice and piano

 

On the Death of a Politician - (2009)     Hilaire Belloc    

for medium voice and piano

 

Bills - (2009)     Mark Twain    

for medium voice and piano

 

Well, we are out of money now - (2009)    after public quotes of Barak Hussein Obama II     

for medium voice and piano

 

Politics - (2009)    Ambrose Bierce   

for medium voice and piano

 

Mortality - (2009)     Paul Laurence Dunbar   

for medium voice and piano

 

Spiritual Love Song - (2009)    Roger Bourland    

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Accountability - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Raise those taxes! - (2009)     Gary Bachlund    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Directions for Singing - (2009)    John Wesley    

for baritone and piano

 

The Debt Unpayable - (2009)     Francis William Bourdillon   

for medium voice and piano

 

Good morning, Life - (2009)     William Henry Davies    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Sum - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for low or medium voice and piano

 

One's-Self I Sing - (2009)    Walt Whitman    

for baritone and piano

 

We Two Boys - (2009)     Walt Whitman    

for baritone and piano

 

In the Forest - (2009)    Oscar Wilde    

for baritone and piano

 

Requiescat - (2009)    Oscar Wilde    

for baritone and piano

 

We all declare for liberty - (2009)    Abraham Lincoln    

for baritone and piano

 

The Harlem Dancer - (2009)     Claude McKay    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and Tongs - (2009)     Edward Lear     

for medium voice and piano

 

Portrait of a Barmaid - (2009)     Edith Sitwell     

for medium or high voice and piano

 

April's Lambs - (2009)     William Henry Davies    

for baritone and piano

 

I Like Pigs - (2009)    Winston Churchill      

for high voice and piano

 

The King-fisher Song - (2009)     Lewis Carroll     

for high voice and piano

 

Music, when Soft Voices die - (2009)    Percy Bysshe Shelley    

for baritone and piano

 

A sword-great story - (2009)    E. E. Cummings     

for medium voice and piano

 

We Wear the Mask - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

My Heart, Waiting - (2009)    Harmony Twitchell    

for medium voice and piano

 

What Could I Do? - (2009)    Richard Le Gallienne    

for medium voice and piano

 

A Golden Day - (2009)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Aubade - (2009)     Edith Sitwell    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Sometimes I Wonder - (2009)      Mark Twain    

 for high or medium voice and piano

 

Compensation - (2009)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Death snips proud men by the nose - (2009)     Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

The girl in the tea shop - (2009)     Ezra Pound   

for baritone and piano

 

A Government Song - (2009)     Gary Bachlund    

for medium voice and piano

 

Beautiful Women -  (2009)     Ezra Pound   

for baritone and piano

 

Life - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar   

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Red-Headed Girl - (2009)     Carl Sandburg   

for medium voice and piano

 

A Banjo Song - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar   

for baritone and piano    

 

Ironic Poem about Prostitution - (2009)     George Orwell   

for baritone and piano    

 

Summer Silence - (2009)     E. E. Cummings   

for medium voice and piano

 

Honky Tonk - (2009)    Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

When a Feller's Itchin' To Be Spanked - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

The Double Standard Song - (2009)    Gary Bachlund    

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Pigs is Pigs - (2009)     Ellis Parker Butler    

for medium voice and piano

 

Joy - (2009)      Carl Sandburg    

for high voice and piano

 

What's the Use - (2009)     Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for high voice and piano

 

Over silent waters - (2009)    E. E. Cummings     

for soprano and piano

 

A Frolic - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

Primer Lesson - (2009)      Carl Sandburg     

for medium voice and piano

 

Dawn - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Three Songs for Roger - (2009)    Gary Bachlund    

for baritone and piano

        i.    Life

        ii.   Who Am I?

        iii.  Love

 

Philosophy - (2009)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Young Housewife - (2009)    William Carlos Williams    

for baritone and piano

 

Winter Is Coming - (2009)     Waverley Turner Carmichael    

for medium or low voice and piano

 

The Lawyers' Way - (2009)      Paul Laurence Dunbar     

for medium voice and piano

 

The Old Men - (2009)     William Carlos Williams     
for medium voice and piano

 

The Snow-Blossoms - (2009)    Clark Ashton Smith      
for medium voice and piano

 

Sobs En Route to a Penitentiary - (2009)   Carl Sandburg      
for medium voice and piano

 

Letter to Saint Andrew - (2008)   Mark Twain    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Red Wheelbarrow - (2008)  William Carlos Williams   

for medium voice and piano

 

spring omnipotent goddess - (2008)    E. E. Cummings    

for mezzo soprano and piano   

 

Chrismus Is A-Comin' - (2008)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium voice and piano

 

Decoration - (2008)   S. Foster Damon    

for soprano and piano

 

Sarah and Sandy and Sally and Sue - (2007, rev. 2008)    Gary Bachlund   

for soprano and piano

 

A Chorus Girl - (2008)    E. E. Cummings    

for tenor and piano

 

Pierrot - (2008)    Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

A son of a Gambolier - (2008)    Charles E. Ives    

for baritone and piano

 

it is at moments after i have dreamed - (2008)    E. E. Cummings    

for medium voice and piano

 

Where the Mind Is Without Fear- (2008)   Rabindranath Tagore    

for medium voice and piano

 

...that better things might be - (2008)    Charles E. Ives    

for medium voice and piano

 

Lullaby - (2008)    Paul Laurence Dunbar   

for medium voice and piano

 

Pray tell, my brother, why - (2008)    Rudolph J. Rummel   

for low, medium or high voice and piano

 

I Am Freedom's Fool - (2008)    Robert W. Service

for medium voice and piano

 

Jim - (2008)    Bret Harte   

for baritone and piano

 

An Easy Goin' Feller - (2008)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for baritone and piano

 

Hymn - (2008)   C. S. Lewis   

for medium voice and piano

 

The Bear Hunt - (2008)   Abraham Lincoln   

for medium voice and piano

 

The Hammer - (2008)   Carl Sandburg   

for medium voice and piano

 

The Sand-Man - (2008)   Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for low or medium voice and piano

 

And What Shall You Say? - (2008)   Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.    

for medium voice and piano

 

To Rosa - (2008)   Abraham Lincoln     

for baritone and piano

 

The Social Democrat's Song - (2008)    Gary Bachlund     

for medium voice and piano

 

The New River - (2008)     Charles E. Ives     

for medium voice and piano

 

Hope won't survive - (2008)     Jule Dalton-Williamson     

for medium voice and piano

 

Sir I Exist - (2008)     Stephen Crane     

for medium voice and piano

 

Mors et Vita - (2008)     James Edwin Campbell    

for medium voice and piano

 

Opera, n. - (2008)     Ambrose Bierce    

for high voice and piano

 

The Idol-Maker Prays - (2008)    Arthur Guiterman    

for high voice and piano

 

Nothing to Do - (2008)     James Ephriam McGirt     

for high voice and piano

 

Si mundus vult decipi - (2008)    Gary Bachlund     

for high voice and piano

 

Theology - (2008)    Paul Laurence Dunbar    

for medium or high voice and piano

 

The Law the Lawyers Know About - (2008)    Harry Douglas Clark Pepler      

for medium voice and piano

 

Politics - (2008)    Gary Bachlund      

for medium voice and piano

 

After Love - (2008)    Sara Teasdale      

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Lawyers Know Too Much - (2008)    Carl Sandburg      

for medium voice and piano

 

Beyond Debate - (2008)     Hervey Allen      

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

I Can Trust - (2008)    Daniel Webster Davis      

for low or medium voice and piano

 

The Opening Game - (2008)    Ernest Hemingway      

for medium voice and piano

 

Calling the Doctor - (2008)   John Wesley Holloway      

for medium or high voice and piano

 

A Young Man and His Sister - (2008)    Lewis Carroll      

for medium voice and piano

 

No Aigs fo Breakfast - (2008)     William Chambers Barnett II      

for medium voice and piano

 

An old Fellow of Trinity - (2008)    Arthur Clement Hilton      

for high voice and piano

 

The Big Bell in Zion - (2008)    Theodore Henry Shackelford      

for high voice and piano

 

Sence You Went Away - (2008)    James Weldon Johnson      

for medium voice and piano

 

A Solitary Triumph - (2008)    P. G. Wodehouse      

for tenor or baritone and piano

 

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear - (2008)   Edward Lear     

for high voice and piano

 

Every man - (2008)   George Reginald Margetson     

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Memories - (2008)   Charles E. Ives     

for  medium voice and piano

         i.    Very Pleasant

         ii.    Rather Sad

 

It's Great When You Get In - (2008)   Eugene O'Neill     

for medium or high voice and piano

 

The Negro Speaks of Rivers - (2008)    Langston Hughes     

for low or medium voice and piano

 

Two Poems of Louis Untermeyer - (2008)     

for high voice and piano

         i.   With a Volume of Heine

         ii.   Matinée

 

God's Will - (2008)    Mildred Howells     

for medium voice and piano

 

Not All There - (2008)     Robert Frost     

for medium voice and piano

 

End of the Comedy - (2008)    Louis Untermeyer      

for medium voice and piano

 

The Late Singer - (2008)   William Carlos Williams    

for tenor and piano

 

Advice to Little Girls - (2008)   Mark Twain    

for medium voice and piano

 

Question - (2008)   Langston Hughes    

for medium voice and piano

 

Song in a Minor Key - (2008)   Dorothy Parker    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Complete Destruction - (2008)  William Carlos Williams    

for medium voice and piano

 

Union Square - (2008)   Sara Teasdale    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Punch, Brothers, Punch - (2008)    Mark Twain   

for low or medium voice and piano

 

but the other day - (2008)   E. E. Cummings   

for medium or low voice and piano 

 

into the strenuous briefness - (2008)   E. E. Cummings   

for medium voice and piano

 

when life is quite through - (2008)    E. E. Cummings  

for high, medium or low voice and piano

 

Freedom - (2008)   Ambrose Bierce    

for medium voice and piano

 

In Flanders Fields - (2008)   John McCrae    

for medium or medium high voice and piano 

 

Government - (2008)   Carl Sandburg    

for medium voice and piano

 

A Book of Nonsense - (2008)    Mervyn Peake

( noted herein as a Work-in-progress, release date Fall 2008 )

for high, medium or low voice and piano (three separate editions)

         i.         The Dwarf of Battersea

         ii.        Little Spider

         iii.       O Little Fly

         iv.       'It Worries Me to Know'

         v.        How Fly the Birds of Heaven

         vi.       Of Pygmies, Palms and Pirates

         vii.      And Old and Crumbling Parapet

         viii.      It Is Most Best

         ix.        O'er Seas That Have No Beaches

         x.         'Come, Break the News to Me, Sweet Horse'

         xi.        An Angry Cactus Does No Good

         xii.        I Cannot Give You Reasons

         xiii.      The Trouble With Geraniums

         xiv.       Crocodiles

         xv.        O Love! O Death! O Ecstasy!

         xvi.       O Here It Is! And There It Is!

         xvii.      I Have My Price

         xviii.     Lean Sideways on the Wind

         xxix.      Tintinnabulum

         xx.        The Hideous Root

         xxi.       The Men in Bowler Hats Are Sweet

         xxii.      Shrink, Shrink

         xxiii.     Aunty Jane (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxiv.     Aunty Grace (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxv.      Uncle Wog (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxvi.     Aunty Flo (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxvii.    Aunty Vi (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxviii.   Uncle Sam (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxix.      Aunty Nag (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxx.       Aunty Mig (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxxi.      Aunty Jill (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxxii.     Uncle Jake (Aunts and Uncles)

         xxxiii.    Crown Me With Hairpins

         xxxiv.    Squat Ursula

         xxxv.     Leave the Stronger

         xxxvi.    The Thread Remains

         xxxvii.   The Adventures of Footfruit

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd - (2008)   Psalm 23 in Kings James Version     

for baritone and harp (or piano)

 

the bigness of cannon - (2008)    E. E. Cummings     

for medium voice and piano

 

Strictly Germ-Proof  - (2008)  Arthur Guiterman     

for medium voice and piano

 

The Pelican Chorus - (2008)  Edward Lear     

for medium high voice and piano

 

i walked the boulevard - (2008)  E. E. Cummings  

for medium voice and piano

 

Four Little Cat Songs - (2008)  Julie Dalton Williamson  

for medium high voice and piano

         i.   saph goes under the bed

         ii.  Our Ginger Moggy

         iii. Vin was my cat

         iv.  Zoe! Zoe!

 

Beer - (2008)   George Arnold   

for medium voice and piano

 

Raisin Pie - (2008)   Edgar Guest    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Things Our Fathers Loved - (2008)  Charles Ives    

for medium voice and piano

 

Stupidity Street - (2008)   Ralph Hodgson   

for medium or low voice and piano

 

Winter - (2008)   Walter de la Mare   

for medium voice and piano

 

The Ghost - (2007)  Walter de la Mare    

for medium voice and piano

 

If freckles were lovely - (2007)   E. E. Cummings          

for medium voice and piano

 

i'm so drunGk, dear - (2007)   E. E. Cummings     

for medium voice and piano

 

Hog Meat - (2007)    Daniel Webster Davis    

for medium high voice and piano

 

A Prayer - (2007)   Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.   

for medium voice and piano

 

Chicken Little - (2007)    Margaret Free and Harriette Taylor Treadwell      

for high voice and piano

 

Three Abortion Carols - (2007)  Parodies by the composer          

for medium voice and piano

        i.    Away in a Basin

        ii.   O Little Child Unwanted

        iii.  Silent child, wholly defiled

 

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - (2007)   William Butler Yeats    

for medium voice and piano

 

all the girls - (2007)    E. E. Cummings    

for high voice and piano

 

Mietvertrag - (2007)   Olivia Melton    

for medium voice and piano

 

Companion to the Other - (2007)  Apache Wedding Prayer adapted by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Song of the Quoodle - (2007)   G. K. Chesterton    

for medium voice and piano

 

The New Road - (2007)   Anne Lafeber     

for contralto and piano

 

Happiness - (2007)  Carl Sandburg      

for medium voice and piano

 

Gold Leaves - (2007)  G. K. Chesterton       

for medium or high voice and piano

 

Seven Presidential Pardons - (2007) texts after quotes of recent American Presidents    

for high or medium voice and piano

        i.    I'm Not a Crook (after Richard Milhouse Nixon)

        ii.   American Efficiency (after Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.)

        iii.  To drown my troubles (after James Earl Carter)

        iv.  The Second Oldest Profession (after Ronald Wilson Reagan)

        v.   No Exaggeration (after George Herbert Walker Bush)

        vi.  It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is  (after William Jefferson Clinton)

        vii. The Strategery (after George Walker Bush)

 

The Hoard of the Gibbelins - (2007) Lord Dunsany     

for horn in F (or Wagner tuba), mezzo soprano and piano

 

It's drink that uplifts - (2007) Turlough O'Carolan     

for high voice and piano

 

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod - (2007)    Eugene Field    

for medium high voice and piano

 

O sweet spontaneous earth - (2007)   E. E. Cummings     

for high voice and piano

 

I like Americans - (2007)    Ernest Hemingway    

for medium voice and piano

 

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - (2007)    Wallace Stevens    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

An  Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog - (2007)   Oliver Goldsmith    

for bass baritone and piano

 

The Hearse Song - (2007)   Anonymous     

for baritone and piano

 

Sweeney Among the Nightingales - (2007)   T. S. Eliot    

for soprano and piano

 

The Bells of Hell - (2007)  Anonymous

for medium voice and piano

 

Five Poems of Countée Cullen - (2007)     

for medium voice and piano

         i.    Saturday's Child

         ii.   Incident

         iii.  The Loss of Love

         iv.  For a Poet

         v.   The Wise

 

On the Mississippi - (2007)  Hamlin Garland

for medium voice and piano

 

Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'd.  (2007)     Mark Twain

for medium voice and piano

 

Montparnasse (1920)  - (2007)   Ernest Hemingway

for medium voice and piano

 

The Lip and the Heart - (2007)   John Quincy Adams

for medium voice and piano

 

Warm Summer Sun - (2007)    Mark Twain    

for medium voice and piano

 

Wedlock - (2007)    Benjamin Franklin

for medium voice and piano

 

maggie and millie and molly and may - (2007)    E. E. Cummings

for high voice and piano

 

Hokku - (2007)    E. E. Cummings     

for medium voice and piano

 

a salesman is an it that stinks Excuse - (2007)   E. E. Cummings

for medium voice and piano

 

A Regular Sort of a Guy - (2007)   Eugene O'Neill    

for medium voice and piano

 

anyone lived in a pretty how town - (2007)    E. E. Cummings

for medium voice and piano

 

Where's Madge then, - (2007)    E. E. Cummings

for medium voice and piano

 

New York Sorrows - (2007)   Sara Teasdale     

for mezzo soprano and piano

         i.    Central Park at Dusk

         ii.    Broadway

         iii.  The Kiss

         iv.  The Old Maid

         v.   Coney Island

         vi.   Less than the cloud to the wind

         vii.  Summer Night, Riverside

 

a politician is an arse upon - (2007)    E. E. Cummings

for medium voice and piano

 

Four Songs of a Woman - (2007)   Georgia Douglas Johnson

for medium voice and piano

         i.    I Want to Die While You Love Me

         ii.   The Heart of a Woman

         iii.  Youth

         iv.  My Little Dreams

 

The Snow Man - (2007)    Wallace Stevens

for medium voice and piano

 

dying is fine)but Death - (2007)    E. E. Cummings

for medium voice and piano

 

Three Cummings Songs - (2007)     E. E. Cummings

for soprano and piano

         i.    may i feel said he

         ii.   if i believe

         iii.  buy me an ounce

 

Good and Clever - (2007)     Elizabeth Wordsworth    

for medium voice and piano

 

Owls - an Epitaph - (2007)   Edward Elgar    

for medium voice and piano

 

The Cudgel'd Husband - (2006)   Jonathan Swift    

for tenor and piano

 

The Place of the Damned - (2006)  Jonathan Swift    

for medium voice and piano

 

Pieces of Peacock Pie - (2006)   Walter de la Mare    

for medium high voice and piano

       i.     The Lost Shoe

       ii.    Tired Tim

       iii.   The Huntsmen

       iv.   Some One

       v.    Miss T

       vi.   The Cupboard

       vii.   Hide and Seek

       viii. Then

       ix.    Full Moon

       x.     Poor Henry

       xi.    Will Ever?

       xii.   Song of the Secret

 

Music - (2006)   Walter de la Mare    

high voice and piano

 

The Harlot's House - (2006)   Oscar Wilde

for medium voice and piano

 

Fantaisies Décoratives - (2006)  Oscar Wilde    

for soprano and piano

    i.      Le Panneau

    ii.     Les Ballons

 

The Town Rabbit in the Country - (2006) Camilla Doyle    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Divine Image - (2006) William Blake     

for soprano and piano

 

The Margaret Sanger Song - (2006) Adapted from texts by Margaret Sanger         

for medium voice and piano

 

The Horrible History of Jones - (2006) G. K. Chesterton      

for medium high voice and piano

 

Old Age Blues - (2006/text from 2008)  Gary Bachlund     

for medium voice and piano

 

The Circus Band and Other Delights - (2006) Charles E. Ives   

for medium or high voice and piano

    i.    The Circus Band

    ii.   The See'r

    iii.  The Cage

    iv.  The Side Show

    v.   Waltz

    vi.  1, 2, 3

 

Metaphysics - (2006)  Oliver Herford
for medium high voice and piano

 

Between the Sunken Sun and the New Moon - (2006)   Paul Hamilton Hayne     
for medium high voice and piano

 

the sky was - (2006)   E. E. Cummings

for medium high voice and piano

 

Echoes from the Cabin - (2006) James Edwin Campbell           
for high or medium high voice and piano

    i.    Uncle Eph's Banjo Song

    ii.    Ol' Doc' Hyar

    iii.    When ol' Sis' Judy pray

    iv.    Negro Serenade

    v.    De Cunjah Man

 

The Gourmet's Love Song - (2006) P. G. Wodehouse     

originally for baritone and piano

 

Daffodils - (2006) William Wordsworth

for baritone and piano

 

October - (2005) Robert Frost     

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

 

Fire and Ice - (2005) Robert Frost    

for high, medium or low voice and piano

 

The Mad Gardener's Song - (2005) Lewis Carroll

for mezzo soprano or baritone

 

Two Simple Songs - (2005) Virginia Bachlund     

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

    i.    Renaissance

    ii.   A Seeking Heart

 

A Vase of Carnations - (2005 / rev. 2009)  Gary Bachlund     

for high voice and piano

 

The Wild Horse Travels - (2005) Gordon Bachlund     

for tenor and piano

 

Four Seasons - (2005) Anton Gill

for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano

    i.    Summer

    ii.   Autumn

    iii.   Winter

    iv.   Spring

 

Lions and Ants - (2006)    Walt Mason     
for high or medium voice and piano

 

this is the garden - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for soprano and piano

 

The Wanderer - (2005) Beulah May    

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

The Emperor of Ice-Cream - (2005) Wallace Stevens    

for medium voice and piano

 

Three Airs from the Beggar's Opera - (2005) John Gay

for tenor and piano

    i.    A Fox May Steal Your Hens, Sir

    ii.    If the Heart of a Man

    iii.    Youth's the Season Made for Joys

 

oil tel duh woil doi sez - (2005) E. E. Cummings   

for medium voice and piano

 

Doll's boy's asleep - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

as freedom is a breakfast food - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for mezzo soprano and piano

 

Harte Songs - (2005) Bret Harte

for baritone and piano

    i.     Mrs. Judge Jenkins

    ii.    Coyote

    iii.    Plain Language from Truthful James

 

The Prism of Life - (2005) John Addington Symonds    

for bass or bass-baritone and piano

 

God's Bottles - (2005) Leaflet Issued by the National Women's Christian Temperance Union (n. d.)    

for high or medium voice and piano

 

i sing of Olaf glad and big - (2005) E. E. Cummings

for bass or bass-baritone and piano

 

All Lovely Things - (2005) Conrad Aiken    
for bass and piano 

 

From Cautionary Tales for Children - (2005) Hilaire Belloc    

for mezzo soprano or soprano and piano

    i.     Henry King

    ii.    Matilda (who told such dreadful lies)

    iii.   George (The boy who played with dangerous toys)

 

nobody loses all the time - (2005) E. E. Cummings     
for medium voice and piano

 

Drolleries and Wisdom - (2005) G. K. Chesterton 
for baritone and piano
    i.     Wine and Water
    ii.    In My Own Nursery
    iii.   The Englishman
    iv.   A Ballade of Suicide
    v.    The Holy of Holies 
    vi.   A Ballade of an Anti-Puritan

 

Injun Summah - (2005) Benjamin Franklin King     
for mezzo soprano or tenor and piano 
    i.     Injun Summah
    ii.    The River St. Joe
    iii.   The Cow Slips Away
    iv.   Gedder in yo' grain
 
After Apple-picking - (2005) Robert Frost    

for baritone or bass and piano 

  

The Sum of Life - (2005) Benjamin Franklin King 
for tenor and piano
    i.   If I should die tonight
    ii.  The Hair-Tonic Bottle
    iii. The Pessimist

 

Poets on Pigs - (2005) Mary Buchanan, Noel Coward, Sian Davies, Ogden Nash, 'Mother Goose,' Alfred Scott Gatty, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sara Teasdale, Christopher Smart, Archibald Stodart-Walker, a traditional anonymous poem and a poem by the composer
for mezzo soprano and piano
     i.   The Pig - a Limerick
    ii.   The Pig - a Fable
    iii.  This Pig Went to Market - a traditional English child's poem
    iv.  Dickory, dickory, dare - from Mother Goose
    v.   Three Little Pigs -- the Traditional Story newly told in rhyme
    vi.  The Spectre Pig -- a Ghost Story
    vii.  Piggy Patter, Piggy Platter -- a Patter Song
    viii. The Star and the Pig -- an Art Poem
    ix.  Politics is where the pig -- an Editorial
    x.  The Three Little Pigs -- another of the Three Pig Stories
    xi.  Early Bacon! -- an Appreciation of the Butchered Pig
    xii. Any Part of Piggy -- in Summary....

 

Three Magical Songs - (2005) William Butler Yeats        
for baritone and piano 
    i.     The Stolen Child
    ii.    The Song of the Wandering Aengus
    iii.   The Second Coming

 

Nursery Rhymes and Children's Prayers  - (2005) Mother Goose, A Child's Garden of Verses and a traditional 18th century prayer    
for mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     Cobbler! Cobbler! Mend My Shoe
    ii.    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    iii.   The Child and the Star
    iv.   Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man
    v.    Little Drops of Water
    vi.   Rain
    vii.   Rich Man, Poor Man
    viii.  Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep  

 

Three Psalms - (2005) from The Scottish Psalter of 1635    
for medium or low voice and organ
    i.     A Tree by the River Side - from Psalm 1 after Thomas Sternhold
    ii.    Like as the Hart - from Psalm 42 after John Hopkins
    iii.   Give Laud Unto the Lord - from Psalm 148 after John Pullain

 

In My Grave - (2004) Frances Ginzer     
for soprano and piano

 

Songs of War - (2004) Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Rudyard Kipling and Rupert Brooke      
for baritone and piano
    i.     In Time of the Breaking of Nations
    ii.    The Send-Off
    iii.   Attack
    iv.   Dead Man's Dump
    v.   Gethsemane
    vi.   Danny Deever
    vii.   The Dead

 

"crazy jay blue)" and other poems - (2004) E. E. Cummings
for tenor and piano 
    i.     crazy jay blue)
    ii.    dominic has a doll
    iii.    in time of daffodils
    iv.    as joe gould says
    v.    when mack smacked phyllis
    vi.   the old almost lady
    vii.   when any mortal(even the most odd)
    viii.  what the hell

 

when god lets my body be -  (2004) E. E. Cummings    
for tenor or baritone and piano

 

"spoke joe to jack" and other songs - (2004) E. E. Cummings
for baritone and piano
    i.     spoke joe to jack
    ii.    red-rag and pink-flag
    iii.   the way to hump a cow
    iv.   there are possibly 2½
    v.    these children singing in stone
    vi.   love is the every only god
    vii.  up into the silence
    viii.  love is more thicker than forget

 

little man (2004) E. E. Cummings
for soprano and piano

 

The Broken Heart - (2004) Thomas Moore    
for tenor and piano

 

To the States - (2004) Walt Whitman    
from "Inscriptions" in "Leaves of Grass"
for soprano or tenor and piano

 

Après un petit déjeuner - (2003)  Gary Bachlund    

    for medium voice and piano

 

At tea - (2003) Thomas Hardy     
soprano or mezzo soprano and piano 
 
'I am the One' - (2003) Thomas Hardy    
for mezzo soprano and piano
 
To Lizbie Browne - (2003) Thomas Hardy    
for tenor and piano 

 

"Calico Pie" and Other Nonsense - (2002) Edward Lear
for soprano and piano 
    i.     Calico Pie
    ii.    An Old Man with a Beard
    iii.   The Duck and the Kangaroo
    iv.   Eyes
    v.    The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly
    vi.   The Birds Sat Upon It
    vii.  The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
    viii. An Old Lady
    ix.   The Jumblies

 

Ashes and Eyes - (2002) Anton Gill
for mezzo soprano and organ

 

Equality - (2001) 

for high or medium voice and piano (also for chorus)

 

Five Sonnets - (2000)  William Shakespeare     

for high or medium voice and piano

    i.     Sonnet VIII - “Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?”
    ii.    Sonnet XVIII - “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
    iii.   Sonnet XIX - "Devouring Time"
    iv.   Sonnet XXX - “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”
    v.    Sonnet LXVI - “Tir’d with all these, for restful death I cry”

 

The Pilgrim Soul - (1999) William Butler Yeats     
for high voice and piano 

 

Felix Randal - (1999) Gerard Manley Hopkins      
for medium voice and piano 
 
Four Songs of Gerard Manley Hopkins - (1999)      
for soprano and piano 
    i.     Pied Beauty
    ii.    God's Grandeur
    iii.   Spring
    iv.   To Call Thee Love

 

I Will Love You Anywhere - (1999) Mark Burstein, after Dr. Seuss    
for medium voice and piano 

 

From the Song of Songs - (1998) Bible Texts edited by Julie Dalton Williamson     
for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     I am black, but comely
    ii.    My Love
    iii.   I am sick with love
    iv.   Return!
    v.   A Seal Upon Your Heart

 

A Rational Anthem - (1998) Ambrose Bierce    
for medium voice 

 

Live with Me - (1997)  Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh (last verse), quoted by William Shakespeare     
low or medium voice and piano 

 

Consolation - (1996) Ambrose Bierce
for medium voice and piano

 

Little Questions (1992) Gary Bachlund     
for medium voice and piano

 

Anne Frank (1992) Michael O'Loughlin     

for soprano and piano

 

Hot House Ballads (1991/2008)      

for medium voice and piano

   i.    Hot and Blue

   ii.   Heavenly Days

   iii.  Hot House

   iv.  No Body Blues

 

A Prayer for Today - (1991) Ambrose Bierce    
for medium voice and piano

 

Ancient Music - (1991) Ezra Pound          
for baritone and piano 
 
"Alice" Songs - (1991) Lewis Carroll     
for high voice and piano 
    i.     Childhood Dreams
    ii     The Little Crocodile
    iii.   Pig and Pepper
    iv.   The Mock Turtle's Lament
    v.    Jabberwocky
    vi.   Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    vii.  Humpty Dumpty
    viii. The Lion and the Unicorn
    ix.   Queen Alice

 

o by the by - (1991) E. E. Cummings
for soprano and piano

 

Small Homes - (1991) Carl Sandburg     
for medium voice and piano

 

Chamber Music - (1991) James Joyce    
for high voice and piano
    i.     Make Music Sweet
    ii.    Twilight 
    iii.   Goldenhair
    iv.   Where Love Did Sometime Go
    v.    Pain
    vi.   Companion
    vii.  Gentle Lady
    viii.  Rain Has Fallen
    xi.   I Hear an Army
 
To Women, As Far As I'm Concerned - (1991) D. H. Lawrence     
for tenor and piano 

 

Songs for the Victim of AIDS - (1991) Gary Bachlund     
for medium or low voice and piano 
    i.     Clever Death, Stupid Death
    ii.    It was a cross
    iii.   Room A-460
    iv.  Yesterday
    v.   A Litany of Finger Pointing
    vi.  The Quilt
 
Weeping Is A Comfort - (1991) Gary Bachlund    
for high voice and piano

 

The Quilt - (1991) Gary Bachlund    
for high voice and piano

 

the secrets of living - (1991) E. E. Cummings
for high voice and piano
 
seeker of truth
- (1991) E. E. Cummings    
for medium voice and piano

 

e. e.'s songs - (1990) E. E. Cummings 
for medium voice and piano 
    i.     Jimmie's got a goil
    ii.    raise the shade will you dearie?
    iii.   mary green
    iv.   says ol man no body-
    v.    time, be kind
    vi.   plato told him
 
mr youse needn't be so spry - (1990) E. E. Cummings
for baritone and piano
 
Because I could not stop for death
- (1990) Emily Dickinson    
for high voice and piano 

 

Love Songs for Dorothy - (1990 / rev. 2009)     
for mezzo soprano and piano 
    i.     Romance Novel
    ii     Cigarette Smoke
    iii.   What About It?
    iv.   Jumbled
    v.    A Litany of Symptoms

 

Three Blake Settings - (1990) William Blake       
for medium high voice and piano 
    i.     The Sick Rose
    ii.    The Lilly
    iii.   Ah! Sun-flower

 

Voices Under Milk Wood - (1989) Dylan Thomas     
for medium high voice and piano
    i.     First Voice
    ii.    A Draper Mad With Love
    iii.   Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard Widow
    iv.   Bessie Bighead
    v.    Oh There's a Face!
    vi.  Whispers on the Stairs
    vii.  Mary Ann Sailors
    viii. Remember Last Night?
    ix.  The Children's Song
    x.   Polly Garter (singing)
    xi.  Knock Twice, Jack
    xii. A Puffball
    xiii. Sunset Hymn 
    xiv. In Pembroke City
    xv.  First Voice Last
 
Hollywood
- (1989) Bertolt Brecht    
for medium voice and piano

 

A Sunshiny Thought - (1989 / rev. 2009)   Gary Bachlund    
for high voice and piano

 

I'm very fond of Cummings' words - (1989/2008)   Gary Bachlund    
medium voice and piano

 

Stephano's Song from "The Tempest" - (1989) William Shakespeare    
for tenor and piano
 
Where the Bee Sucks from "The Tempest" - (1989) William Shakespeare    

for countertenor and piano
 
Caliban's Song from "The Tempest" - (1989) William Shakespeare    

for bass-baritone and piano
 
Come Unto These Yellow Sands from "The Tempest" - (1989) William Shakespeare    

for countertenor and piano

 
My Sweet Mistress - (1989) William Shakespeare    

for tenor and piano

 

A Hymn to God the Father - (1987) John Donne    
for high voice and piano

 

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed - (1986) Edna St. Vincent Millay    
for medium voice and piano

 

All That's Past - (1986) Walter de la Mare    
medium voice and piano

 

wanta spend six dollars kid - (1985) E. E. Cummings    
for high soprano and piano

 
Three Poems of Walter de la Mare - (1985)    
for mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     Alas, Alack!
    ii.    The Song of the Shadows
    iii.   Silver

  

Three Little Americana Songs - (1985) texts as set by Charles Ives     
for medium voice and piano
    i.     Nature
    ii.    Ann Street

    iii.   Like a Sick Eagle
 

chansons innocentes (1923) - (1984)  E. E. Cummings
for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano
    i.     in Just --
    ii.    hist whist
    iii.   Tumbling-hair

 

why did you go - (1984)  E. E. Cummings    
for high or medium voice and piano
 
little tree
- (1984) E. E. Cummings    
for high or medium voice and piano

 

Southern Pacific - (1984)  Carl Sandburg     
for tenor and baritone and piano

 

it may not always be so; and i say - (1983)  E. E. Cummings     

for high voice and piano 

 

This Perfect World - (1983)  David Fries    
for high voice and piano
    i.     Memories
    ii.    Friends
    iii.   The Dance

 

Buffalo Bill's - (1983)  E. E. Cummings  
for medium voice and piano 
 
the Cambridge ladies - (1983) E. E. Cummings    
for medium voice and piano
 
Sonnet CXVI - (1983) William Shakespeare    
medium high voice and piano 
 
Daybreak from "Cannery Row" - (1983) John Steinbeck
for soprano and piano
 
Dora's Girls from "Cannery Row"- (1983) John Steinbeck
for mezzo soprano and piano