Daron Aric Hagen

Most of Daron Aric Hagen's compositional output is art song. Among his song cycles are Dear Youth, which sets American Civil War texts for soprano, flute, and piano.

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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Daron Aric Hagen completed his Bachelor of Music at the Curtis Institute, studying under Ned Rorem. During his graduate studies at the Juilliard School, he studied with David Diamond, Bernard Rands, and Joseph Schwantner.

Hagen is the founder of Perpetuum Music Ensemble and has lived in New York City since 1984. His songs set the texts of numerous American writers and poets, including Walt Whitman, Sara Teasdale, Gertrude Stein, Carl Sandburg, Robinson Jeffers, Wallace Stevens, and James Merrill.

–Christie Finn

Source: James Chute’s entry in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Related Information


American Art Song Today: Alive!

(Daron Aric Hagen, Libby Larsen, John Musto and Joseph Turrin)


Cosmic & Domestic Matters

(Christopher Berg and Daron Aric Hagen)


Drifts & Shadows: American Song for the New Millennium

(Tom Cipullo, Daron Aric Hagen, Martin Hennessy, Richard Hundley and Lee Hoiby)


New American Song Cycles

(Tom Cipullo, Libby Larsen and Daron Aric Hagen)


Song Books

(Daron Aric Hagen)


Love in a Life

(Daron Aric Hagen)


Songs: Daron Hagen

(Daron Aric Hagen)



Sheet Music

Echo's Songs

Composer(s): Daron Aric Hagen

Song(s): 1. Never Pain to Tell Thy Love
2. I Am Not Yours
3. A Dream Within a Dream
4. Echo's Song
5. I Am Rose
6. Lost
7. Why Did You Go
8. Since You Went Away
9. Thou Wouldst Be Loved
10. Look Down, Fair Moon
11. The Mild Mother

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