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Ives the Chronicler

Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell, and he created dozens of surprising “snapshots in song” of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime.

Related Educational Resources

Song Listing

Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:

Memories

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Warner Classics 2564 60297-2 (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano)

The Circus Band

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Albany Records TROY 077 (William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano)

Song Collection: Five Street Songs

1, 2, 3

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: CRI CD 675 (Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano)

Remembrance (A Sound of a Distant Horn)

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Hyperion CDA 67516 (Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano)

Thoreau

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Tanglewood recital recording 22 July 2009 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano)

Feldeinsamkeit

Charles Ives

Record#: Teldec 9031-72168-2 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian, piano)

The Camp Meeting

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Albany Records TROY 079 (Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano)

Serenity

Charles Ives

John Greenleaf Whittier

Record#: Nonesuch 9-71325-2 (Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano)

The Things Our Fathers Loved

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: RCA 9026-63703-2 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Michael Tilson-Thomas, piano)

General William Booth Enters Into Heaven

Charles Ives

Vachel Lindsay

Record#: Phoenix USA 178 (Donald Gramm, baritone; Richard Cumming, piano)

Mists

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Decca 466 841-2 (Susan Narucki, soprano; Alan Feinberg, piano)

Ann Street

Charles Ives

Maurice Morris

Record#: DG (LP) 2530 696 (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Michael Ponti, piano)

The Cage

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: EMI 2 06631-2 (Marni Nixon, soprano; John McCabe, piano)

The Children's Hour

Charles Ives

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Record#: Tanglewood recital recording 22 July 2009 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano)

Two Little Flowers

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: DG (LP) 2530 696 (William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano)

Tom Sails Away

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Tanglewood recital recording 22 July 2009 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano)

Song Collection: Three Songs of the War

On the Counter

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Record#: Etcetera KTC 1020 (Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano)

In the Mornin'

Charles Ives

Traditional

Record#: Nonesuch 9-71325-2 (Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano)