Simon Sargon

American composer and pianist Simon Sargon has composed more than a dozen song cycles, setting the poetry of American poets from Walt Whitman and Sara Teasdale to Paul Laurence Dunbar and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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    About

    Born in Bombay, India, Simon Sargon immigrated to the United States at a young age. After studying at Brandeis and the Juilliard School, he toured as the pianist for mezzo soprano Jennie Tourel throughout the United States and abroad.

    Sargon is known for his sacred music, much of which was written during his tenure as the Director of Music at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas.

    His many song settings are characterized by their sensitivity to text and melodic beauty. He has served on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Rubin Academy of Music (Israel). Since 1983, he has taught at Southern Methodist University.

    Sheet music for Mr. Sargon’s songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

    –Christie Finn

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    Songs

    A Clear Midnight

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    A Clear Midnight

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

    A Negro Love Song (Jump Back)

    Simon Sargon

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Song Collection: Jump Back!

    A Prayer

    Simon Sargon

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Song Collection: Jump Back!

    A River of Honey

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    William Blake

    Denise Levertov

    Amy Lowell

    A River of Honey

    Simon Sargon

    Denise Levertov

    Song Collection: A River of Honey

    A Song

    Simon Sargon

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Song Collection: Jump Back!

    A Song of Joys

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

    A Star in a Haymow

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    A Star in a Haymow

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

    As We Take Each Other

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

    Barter

    Simon Sargon

    Sara Teasdale

    Song Collection: Let It Be You

    Beautiful You Are

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

    Bitter For Sweet

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

    Bitter for Sweet

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    By the Waters of Babylon

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

    Cabaret Song

    Simon Sargon

    James Agee

    Song Collection: Patterns in Blue

    Come Lovely and Soothing Death

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: Intimations of Mortality

    Compensation

    Simon Sargon

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Song Collection: Jump Back!

    Dirge For Two Veterans

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

    Florida Night

    Simon Sargon

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Song Collection: Jump Back!

    Hairless

    Simon Sargon

    Samuel Hoffenstein

    Song Collection: Take Five

    Holy Innocents

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

    Huntsman, What Quarry?

    Simon Sargon

    Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Song Collection: Huntsman, What Quarry?

    Huntsman, What Quarry?

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Edna St. Vincent Millay

    I Died For Beauty

    Simon Sargon

    Emily Dickinson

    Song Collection: Intimations of Mortality

    Intimations of Mortality

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Emily Dickinson

    Theodore Roethke

    Walt Whitman

    Jump Back!

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Let It Be Forgotten

    Simon Sargon

    Sara Teasdale

    Song Collection: Let It Be You

    Let It Be You

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Sara Teasdale

    Lonesome Boy Blues

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    Song Collection: Patterns in Blue

    Lullaby

    Simon Sargon

    Samuel Hoffenstein

    Song Collection: Take Five

    Music

    Simon Sargon

    Amy Lowell

    Song Collection: A River of Honey

    Nocturne

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

    O You Whom I Often

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

    Our Bodies Were Wings

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

    Patterns in Blue

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    James Agee

    Kenneth Patchen

    Carl Sandburg

    Safe in My Arms

    Simon Sargon

    Kenneth Patchen

    Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

    Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz

    Simon Sargon

    Carl Sandburg

    Song Collection: Patterns in Blue

    Song

    Simon Sargon

    Theodore Roethke

    Song Collection: Intimations of Mortality

    Song

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

    Sound Sleep

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

    Sound the Flute

    Simon Sargon

    William Blake

    Song Collection: A River of Honey

    Take Five

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Samuel Hoffenstein

    The Buck in the Snow

    Simon Sargon

    Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Song Collection: Huntsman, What Quarry?

    The Dinosaur

    Simon Sargon

    Samuel Hoffenstein

    Song Collection: Take Five

    The Last Invocation

    Simon Sargon

    Walt Whitman

    Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

    There Will Be Rest

    Simon Sargon

    Sara Teasdale

    Song Collection: Let It Be You

    When I Was Young

    Simon Sargon

    Samuel Hoffenstein

    Song Collection: Take Five

    Wind Elegy

    Simon Sargon

    Sara Teasdale

    Song Collection: Let It Be You

    Witness For My Lord

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    Traditional

    Wrestling

    Simon Sargon

    Christina Rossetti

    Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

    Your Little Hands

    Simon Sargon

    Samuel Hoffenstein

    Song Collection: Take Five

    Recordings

    Sargon: A Clear Midnight

    (Simon Sargon)

    2010

    Shemà: A Jewish Heritage

    (Simon Sargon)

    1996

    The Shining Place

    (Lee Hoiby, Lori Laitman, Stephen Paulus and Simon Sargon)

    2006

    Huntsman, What Quarry?

    (Simon Sargon)

    1992

    Dwell in Possibility: Dickinson in Song

    (Ernst Bacon, Aaron Copland, Celius Dougherty, John Woods Duke, Lee Hoiby, Richard Hundley, Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen, Etta Parker, Simon Sargon, Leo Smit and Richard Pearson Thomas)

    2004

    Books

    Sheet Music

    Patterns in Blue

    Composer(s): Simon Sargon

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