12 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 105

(1941)

Emily Dickinson was Arthur Farwell's favorite poet. During his sixties and seventies, he set thirty-nine of her poems to music. Thirty-four were published posthumously in Boosey & Hawkes' two-volume Thirty-Four Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson by Arthur Farwell. Selections from 12 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 105 are published in the first volume.


Below are listed excerpts from this song cycle. These excerpts have been recorded by tenor and American song scholar Paul Sperry on his album Paul Sperry Sings Romantic American Songs.


Selected Songs from 12 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 105:


2. "Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers"
8. "Aristocracy"
9. "Summer's Armies"
10. "The Level Bee"
12. "Presentiment"


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