William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writings have been a great inspiration to many American song composers.

Image: William Shakespeare, National Portrait, London, public domain

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    The Opera America Songbook--Volume 1

    (Mark Campbell, Richard Danielpour, Daron Aric Hagen, Lowell Liebermann, Amy Lowell, John Musto, Carl Sandburg, William Shakespeare and Robert Louis Stevenson)


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    Composer(s): Ned Rorem

    Song(s): 1. The Drum
    2. Tygers of Wrath
    3. The Fury of the Aerial Bombardment
    4. The Park
    5. Sonnet LXIV
    6. On his Seventy-Fifth Birthday
    7. Grief
    8. Remorse for Any Death
    9. Losses
    10. Then

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    Come Away, Death

    Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

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    Four Songs

    Composer(s): Richard Hundley

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    Songs from 'As You Like It'

    Composer(s): Robert G. Patterson

    Song(s): 1. Under the Greenwood Tree
    2. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
    3. It Was a Lover and His Lass
    4. What Shall He Have That Killed the Deer
    5. Wedding Is Great Juno's Crown

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