Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Author, Poet, and Lyricist Nelle Richmond Eberhart often wrote texts for composer Charles Wakefield Cadman and is most well-known for her poems of Cadman's American Indian songs From the Land of the Sky-blue Water.

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Born in Detroit, Eberhart was a neighbor of Cadman when she worked as a teacher in Pittsburgh. Already interested in Native Americans due to her time teaching in Nebraska (prior to her move to Pittsburgh), Cadman asked Eberhart to write lyrics for his American Indian songs, which set melodies of the Omaha tribe.

Cadman and Eberhart collaborated on over more 200 songs and two operas. Eberhart was the first woman librettist to have an opera (Shanewis, The Robin Woman of 1918) performed at the Metropolitan Opera.

–Christie Finn

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Shanewis, The Robin Woman: An Opera (1918)

By Charles Wakefield Cadman & Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Songs

At Dawning

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Far Off I Hear a Lover's Flute

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water

From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water

Song Collection

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water

Idyls of the South Sea

Song Collection

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Leave Not This Sea-encircled Isle (Calypso's Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Three Songs to Odysseus

Memories

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

The Great Wind Shakes the Breadfruit Leaf (Ghost Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Idyls of the South Sea

The Moon Drops Low

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water

The Rainbow Waters Whisper (Canoe Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Idyls of the South Sea

The White Dawn is Stealing

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water

Thou Wouldst Not Stay (Nausicaä's Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Three Songs to Odysseus

Three Songs to Odysseus

Song Collection

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Welcome, Within My Shining Portals (Circe's Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Three Songs to Odysseus

Where the Long White Waterfall (Love Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Idyls of the South Sea

Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Idyls of the South Sea

Audio

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    'Four American Indian Songs,' Op. 45 (High Voice)

    Composer(s): Charles Wakefield Cadman

    Song(s): 1. From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water
    2. The White Dawn is Stealing
    3. Far Off I Hear a Lover's Flute
    4. The Moon Drops Low

    Voice Type: High

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    'Four American Indian Songs,' Op. 45 (Low Voice)

    Composer(s): Charles Wakefield Cadman

    Song(s): 1. From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water
    2. The White Dawn is Stealing
    3. Far Off I Hear a Lover's Flute
    4. The Moon Drops Low

    Voice Type: Low

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    Idyls of the South Sea, Op. 55 (High Key)

    Composer(s): Charles Wakefield Cadman

    Song(s): 1. Where the Long White Waterfall (Love Song)
    . The Great Wind Shakes the Breadfruit Leaf (Ghost Song)
    3. The Rainbow Waters Whisper (Canoe Song)
    4. Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)

    Voice Type: High

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    Idyls of the South Sea, Op. 55 (Medium Key)

    Composer(s): Charles Wakefield Cadman

    Song(s): 1. Where the Long White Waterfall (Love Song)
    . The Great Wind Shakes the Breadfruit Leaf (Ghost Song)
    3. The Rainbow Waters Whisper (Canoe Song)
    4. Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)

    Voice Type: Medium

    Buy via Recital Publications

    3 Songs to Odysseus, Op. 50 (High Key)

    Composer(s): Charles Wakefield Cadman

    Song(s): 1. Welcome, Within My Shining Portals (Circe's Song)
    2. Leave Not This Sea-encircled Isle (Calypso's Song)
    3. Thou Wouldst Not Stay (Nausicaä's Song)

    Voice Type: High

    Buy via Recital Publications

    3 Songs to Odysseus, Op. 50 (Medium Key)

    Composer(s): Charles Wakefield Cadman

    Song(s): 1. Welcome, Within My Shining Portals (Circe's Song)
    2. Leave Not This Sea-encircled Isle (Calypso's Song)
    3. Thou Wouldst Not Stay (Nausicaä's Song)

    Voice Type: Medium

    Buy via Recital Publications

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