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

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    Books

    Collected Poems (Kenneth Patchen)

    By Kenneth Patchen

    Sheet Music

    Patterns in Blue

    Composer(s): Simon Sargon

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