Carl Sandburg

Sandburg, a native of Illinois, is most famous for his poem "Chicago." Not only did Sandburg win three Pulizer Prizes (for his works The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, Corn Huskers, and for his biography of Abraham Lincoln entitled Abraham Lincoln: The War Years), but he also won a Grammy Award for his 1959 recording of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portraits with the New York Philharmonic.

The recording of "The Hangman at Home," provided in the audio playlist below, is made possible through a collaboration with SongFest. The performers are Heather Reithmeier and Matthew Brower, and the performance took place on June 19, 2010 at Pepperdine University.

Photo Credit: The Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association Web Site (www.sandburg.org)

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Sandburg’s poetry has been set by many American composers. Sandburg was also a folk singer, and many popular and folk bands have been influenced by his work, including Bob Dylan and Bread and Roses.

Sandburg published one of the first collections of American folk music in 1927. Entitled The American Songbag, it included 280 folk songs, many of them printed for the first time.

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Recordings

Songs of America

(William Bolcom, Charles Wakefield Cadman, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Sergius Kagen, Theodore Roethke, Ned Rorem, Carl Sandburg, William Jay Smith and Gertrude Stein)

1988

Songs

Dove Sta Amore

Song Collection

John Musto

James Agee

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Carl Sandburg

Echo's Songs

Song Collection

Daron Aric Hagen

Anonymous

William Blake

E. E. Cummings

Benjamin Jonson

Edgar Allan Poe

Kenneth Rexroth

Carl Sandburg

Gertrude Stein

Sara Teasdale

Walt Whitman

Five Songs

Song Collection

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Fog

Roy Harris

Carl Sandburg

Great Memories

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Singing Earth

Home Thoughts

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Illinois Farmer

Daniel Steven Crafts

Carl Sandburg

In Tall Grass

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Three Songs

Joy

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Loam

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Lost

Daron Aric Hagen

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

Maybe

John Musto

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Dove Sta Amore

Omaha

Ernst Bacon

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Six Songs

Prayers of Steel

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Three Songs

Rat Riddles

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Three Songs

Sea Chest

John Musto

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Dove Sta Amore

Singing Earth

Song Collection

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Six Songs

Song Collection

Ernst Bacon

Carl Sandburg

Walt Whitman

Emily Dickinson

Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz

Simon Sargon

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Patterns in Blue

Summer Stars

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Singing Earth

Sunsets

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Tawny Days

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Singing Earth

The Hangman at Home

John Musto

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Dove Sta Amore

The Long Shadow of Lincoln

Stephen Paulus

Carl Sandburg

The Wind Sings Welcome

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Singing Earth

Theme In Yellow

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Robert Frost

Amy Lowell

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Carl Sandburg

Three Songs

Song Collection

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Under the Harvest Moon

Charles Naginski

Carl Sandburg

White Moon

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Books

The American Songbag

By Carl Sandburg

Audio

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    Sheet Music

    Collected Songs Volumes (Musto)

    Composer(s): John Musto

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    Collected Songs Volumes (Musto)

    Composer(s): John Musto

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    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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    Five Songs

    Composer(s): Ruth Crawford Seeger

    Song(s): 1. Home Thoughts
    2. White Moon
    3. Joy
    4. Loam
    5. Sunsets

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    Fog

    Composer(s): Roy Harris

    Voice Type: Medium-High

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    Six Songs

    Composer(s): Ernst Bacon

    Song(s): 1. The Banks of the Yellow Sea
    2. Ancient Christmas Carol
    3. Omaha
    4. No Dew Upon the Grass
    5. A Clear Midnight
    6. World, Take Good Notice

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    Selected Songs by Elinor Remick Warren

    Composer(s): Elinor Remick Warren

    Song(s): Includes Singing Earth, If You Have Forgotten, Lonely Roads, Sailing Homeward

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    Three Songs

    Composer(s): Ruth Crawford Seeger

    Song(s): 1. Rat Riddles
    2. Prayers of Steel
    3. In Tall Grass

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    Under the Harvest Moon

    Composer(s): Charles Naginski

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