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A Ballad of Trees and the Master

George Whitefield Chadwick

Sidney Lanier

A Bed-Time Song

Ethelbert Nevin

Lilian Dynevor Rice

A Big Indian and A Little Indian

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Song Collection: I Hate Music!: A Cycle of Five Kid Songs

A Black Pierrot

William Grant Still

Langston Hughes

A Black Pierrot

Richard Thompson

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Dream Variations

A Canadian Boat Song, op. 10, no. 1

Amy Marcy Beach

Song Collection: Songs of the Sea, Op. 10

A Certain Slant of Light

Joseph Turrin

Emily Dickinson

A Child Asleep in Its Own Life

Ned Rorem

Wallace Stevens

Song Collection: Last Poems of Wallace Stevens

A Chorale

Frederic Sharaf

James Agee

A Christmas Carol

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

A Clear Day and No Memories

Ned Rorem

Wallace Stevens

Song Collection: Last Poems of Wallace Stevens

A Clear Midnight

Philip Dalmas

Walt Whitman

A Clear Midnight

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Six Songs

A Clear Midnight

Lee Hoiby

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: I Was There: Five Poems of Walt Whitman

A Clear Midnight

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

Walt Whitman

A Clear Midnight

Simon Sargon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

A Clear Midnight

Song Collection

Jonathan Clarke Schwabe

Walt Whitman

A Clear Midnight

Tom Cipullo

Walt Whitman

A Cradle Song

Allen Brings

William Blake

Song Collection: Three Songs of Blake and Donne

A Cradle Song

John Alden Carpenter

William Blake

A Curse on Geographers

Stefania de Kenessey

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Autumn Elegy

A Dawn Song (op. 69, no. 2)

Arthur Farwell

Charles O. Roos

A Dead Statesman

Ned Rorem

Rudyard Kipling

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

A Dream of Nightingales

Ned Rorem

David Bergman

A Dream Within a Dream

Joseph Turrin

Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within a Dream

Daron Aric Hagen

Edgar Allan Poe

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

A Drinking Song

David Leisner

William Butler Yeats

Song Collection: O Love is the Crooked Thing

A Drop Fell on the Apple Tree

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

A Dutch Lullaby

Frank Lewin

Eugene Field

A Flower Cycle

Song Collection

George Whitefield Chadwick

Arlo Bates

A Gleam of Sunshine

Louis Campbell-Tipton

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Glimpse

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

A Good Assassination Should Be Quiet

David N. Baker

Mari Evans

Song Collection: The Black Experience

A Good Exercise

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Song Collection: Half-Minute Songs

A Great Hope Fell

Jake Heggie

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: A Great Hope Fell: Songs From Civil War

A Great Hope Fell: Songs From Civil War

Song Collection

Jake Heggie

Maya Angelou

Annie Davis

Emily Dickinson

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Stephen Foster

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore

Julia Ward Howe

A Happy Man

Frank Lewin

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Song Collection: Variations of Greek Themes

A Heartland Portrait

Song Collection

Stephen Paulus

Ted Kooser

A Hope Carol

David Conte

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Three Poems of Christina Rossetti

A Horse With Wings

Song Collection

Ricky Ian Gordon

Emily Dickinson

Ricky Ian Gordon

John Hollander

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Frank O’Hara

Dorothy Parker

A Horse With Wings

Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

A Hymn on Peace

Abraham Wood

A Journey Beyond Time: American Songbook II

Song Collection

George Crumb

Traditional

A Julia de Burgos

Leonard Bernstein

Julia de Burgos

Song Collection: Songfest

A Last Song (op. 41, no. 1)

Samuel Barber

Robert Graves

A Learned Man

Ned Rorem

Stephen Crane

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

A Letter

Lee Hoiby

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

A Life in the West

Henry Russell

George Pope Morris

A Light exists in Spring

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Tinted Mountains

A Little Closer, Please (The Pitchman's Song)

Paul Bowles

William Saroyan

A Little Nonsense

Song Collection

Richard Pearson Thomas

Edward Lear

A loss of something ever felt I —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

A Maid Sings Light (op. 56, no. 3)

Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell

Song Collection: Four Songs, Op. 56

A Man Can Love Two Women

Libby Larsen

Calamity Jane

Song Collection: Songs From Letters

A Match

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Song Collection: Songs, Op. 20

A Midget

Theodore Chanler

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: Eight Epitaphs

A Mighty Runner

Frank Lewin

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Song Collection: Variations of Greek Themes

A Musical Nashery

Song Collection

Frank Lewin

Frank Lewin

Ogden Nash

A Necklace of Love

Ethelbert Nevin

Frank Lebby Stanton

Song Collection: Songs from Vineacre, Op. 28

A Negro Love Song (Jump Back)

Simon Sargon

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Jump Back!

A Night Battle

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: War Scenes

A Night Song

Charles Ives

A Night Thought

Charles Ives

A Package of Cookies

Richard Hundley

Virgil Thomson

A Parable: A Blade of Grass

Marion Bauer

Stephen Crane

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

A Perfect Day

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

A Pig in the House

Libby Larsen

A Poet Gazes on the Moon, Op. 8, no. 3

Margaret Ruthven Lang

A Prayer

Simon Sargon

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Jump Back!

A Prayer to St. Catherine

Virgil Thomson

Kenneth Koch

Song Collection: Mostly About Love

A Present from Yourself

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Song Collection: Half-Minute Songs

A Question of Light

Song Collection

Jake Heggie

Gene Scheer

A River of Honey

Simon Sargon

Denise Levertov

Song Collection: A River of Honey

A River of Honey

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

William Blake

Denise Levertov

Amy Lowell

A Seasonal Songbook

Song Collection

Alva Henderson

Robert Frost

A Set of Three Dunbar Poems

Song Collection

Betty Jackson King

Paul Laurence Dunbar

A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

Richard Pearson Thomas

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Drum-Taps: A Song Cycle of Whitman Poems

A Single Flower

Scott Wheeler

George Eliot

John Ruskin

A Small Tin Parrot Pin

Lori Laitman

Thomas Lux

Song Collection: Men With Small Heads

A Son of a Gambolier

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Song Collection: Five Street Songs

A Song

Simon Sargon

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Jump Back!

A Song For Anything

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

A Song of Joys

Simon Sargon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

A Song of Liberty (op. 49)

Amy Marcy Beach

Frank Lebby Stanton

A Song of the Lilac

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Louise Imogen Guiney

A Song of the Spanish Gypsies, Op. 50, no. 2

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Traditional

A Specimen Case

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: War Scenes

A Spider

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

A Spirit Flower

Louis Campbell-Tipton

B. Martin Stanton

A Star in a Haymow

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

A Star in a Haymow

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

A Summer Night

Stephen Paulus

Ted Kooser

Song Collection: A Heartland Portrait

A Terrible Disaster

Ned Rorem

Paul Goodman

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

A Thanksgiving Fable (op. 75, no. 2)

Amy Marcy Beach

Oliver Herford

A Timeless Procession

David Leisner

Rosemary Thomas

A train went through a burial gate

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

A Variation on "To Say to Go to Sleep"

Scott Wheeler

Randall Jarrell

Song Collection: Singing to Sleep

A Waist

Scott Wheeler

Gertrude Stein

Song Collection: Oranges and Lemons

A Walt Whitman Triptych

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Walt Whitman

A Wife — at daybreak I shall be —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

A Wind Like a Bugle

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

A Winter Night

Lori Laitman

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs

A Woman's Life

Song Collection

Richard Danielpour

Maya Angelou

A Word is Dead

Robert Beaser

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

A Working Woman

Libby Larsen

Calamity Jane

Song Collection: Songs From Letters

Absalom

Ned Rorem

Paul Goodman

Accomplice

Stefania de Kenessey

Dana Gioia

Acquainted With The Night

John Woods Duke

Robert Frost

Across the World (Villanelle)

Amy Marcy Beach

Edith Matilda Thomas

Adam

Mark Abel

Mark Abel

Song Collection: The Dream Gallery

Adipiscing Tortor Etiam

Aenean Porta

Africa

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Old Addresses

Africa

Jake Heggie

Maya Angelou

Song Collection: A Great Hope Fell: Songs From Civil War

After Death in Arabia

James H. Rogers

Sir Edwin Arnold

Song Collection: In Memoriam

After great pain, a formal feeling comes —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

After Hours

Song Collection

John Harbison

After Sunset

Louis Campbell-Tipton

Arthur Symons

Song Collection: Four Sea Lyrics

After the Dazzle of Day

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

Aftermath

Song Collection

Ned Rorem

John Scott of Amwell

William Blake

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Richard Eberhart

A. E. Housman

Randall Jarrell

John Hollander

William Shakespeare

Walter Savage Landor

Muriel Rukeyser

Afternoon on a Hill

John Woods Duke

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Afternoon on a Hill

Ricky Ian Gordon

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

Afternoon on a Hill

Lita Grier

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: 5 Songs For Children

Afterthought

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Ages and Ages

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

Ah, Love, But a Day

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Robert Browning

Song Collection: Six Songs, Op. 27 (Browning Songs)

Ah, Love, But a Day (op. 44, no. 2)

Amy Marcy Beach

Robert Browning

Song Collection: Three Browning Songs, Op. 44

Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Aharetra Ornare Ullamcorper Consectetur

Ahmed's Song of Farewell

Henry Burleigh

Frederick G. Bowles

Song Collection: Sarcen Songs

Ailey, Baldwin, Floyd, Killens, and Mayfield

William Bolcom

Maya Angelou

Song Collection: Let Evening Come

Air

Ricky Ian Gordon

Frank O’Hara

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

Alabaster Wool (Snowfall)

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

Alice Rodd

Theodore Chanler

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: Eight Epitaphs

All along the meadow

Robert Helps

James Purdy

Song Collection: The Running Sun

All I Have

Libby Larsen

Calamity Jane

Song Collection: Songs From Letters

All Quiet along the Potomac Tonight

John Hill Hewitt

Ethel Lynn Beers

Allamcorper Bibendum Commodo

Allegro

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Alley Cat Love Song

Beth Anderson

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Dark Songs

Alley Cat Love Song

Paul Salerni

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Bad Pets

Alley Cat Love Song

Alva Henderson

Dana Gioia

Almona: Song of Hassan

Henry Burleigh

Frederick G. Bowles

Song Collection: Sarcen Songs

Alone

Joseph Turrin

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Three Songs

Along With Me

Lori Laitman

Robert Browning

Song Collection: Days and Nights

Alter? When the Hills Do

Anna Weesner

Emily Dickinson

Amazing Grace

H. Leslie Adams

H. Leslie Adams

America

Jake Heggie

Maya Angelou

Song Collection: A Great Hope Fell: Songs From Civil War

America 1968

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

American Lullaby

American Lullaby

Gladys Rich

Gladys Rich

American Pierrot: A Langston Hughes Songbook

Song Collection

Robert G. Patterson

Langston Hughes

Among the Fuchsias

Henry Burleigh

Laurence Hope

Song Collection: Five Songs of Laurence Hope

Amor

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Ample Make This Bed

Jake Heggie

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: How Well I Knew the Light

Ample make this Bed

Steve Heitzeg

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Three Graces for Hildur

Ample make this Bed —

David Leisner

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Confiding

Ample Make This Bed (op. 108, no. 7)

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: 10 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 108

An Address

Dorothy Chang

William Carlos Williams

Song Collection: Burning

An African Love Song

Ethelbert Nevin

Paul Laurence Dunbar

An August Night

Stephen Paulus

Ted Kooser

Song Collection: A Heartland Portrait

An Awful Tempest Mashed the Air

John Woods Duke

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Six Poems by Emily Dickinson

An E. E. Cummings Songbook

Song Collection

Daniel Asia

E. E. Cummings

An Incident

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: War Scenes

An Inscription by the Sea

Frank Lewin

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Song Collection: Variations of Greek Themes

An Irish Love Song, Op. 22

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Anonymous

An Old Flame

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

An Old Song Resung

Charles Griffes

John Masefield

An Old-Fashioned Song

Ricky Ian Gordon

John Hollander

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

Ancient Christmas Carol

Ernst Bacon

Anonymous

Song Collection: Six Songs

And Did Those Feet?

Virgil Thomson

William Blake

Song Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

and there is so much more than could be said

Robert Helps

James Purdy

Song Collection: The Running Sun

And you as well must die...

Alva Henderson

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Love is not all...

Angel Wings

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

Angélique

Lee Hoiby

Adelaide Crapsey

Song Collection: Night Songs: Four Poems of A. Crapsey

Angels are the Highest Form of Virtue

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Angels Have I None/The Phoenix Prayer

John Musto

Katherine Mosby

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

Angels' Wings

Jake Heggie

Gene Scheer

Song Collection: Rise and Fall

Anita (op. 41, no. 1)

Amy Marcy Beach

Cora Randall Fabbri

Song Collection: Three songs, Op. 41

Ann Poverty

Theodore Chanler

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: Eight Epitaphs

Ann Street

Charles Ives

Maurice Morris

Annabel Lee

Daniel Steven Crafts

Edgar Allan Poe

Anniversary Song

David Leisner

Wendell Berry

Song Collection: Fidelity

Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Answer the First Rap

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Song Collection: Half-Minute Songs

Ántonia

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: My Ántonia

Ántonia in the Field...

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: My Ántonia

Apparition

George Crumb

Walt Whitman

Apparitions

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Robert Browning

Song Collection: Six Songs, Op. 27 (Browning Songs)

April Fool Baby

Paul Bowles

Gertrude Stein

April Rain Song

John Stone

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Daybreak in Alabama

Are you the new person drawn toward me?

David Leisner

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Fidelity

Are you the new person?

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Aria (To a Lady)

Christopher Berg

Abraham Lincoln

Song Collection: Lincoln Letters

Ariette (op. 1, no. 4)

Amy Marcy Beach

Aristocracy (op. 105, no. 8)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: 12 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 105

Around My Neck an Amulet

Miriam Gideon

Samuel Menashe

Song Collection: The Shooting Starres Attend Thee

As Adam

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

As Adam Early in the Morning

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

As I Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing

Philip Dalmas

Walt Whitman

As If a Phantom Caress'd Me

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

As If the Sea (op. 101, no. 3)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 101

As If the Sea Should Part

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

As Imperceptibly as grief

André Previn

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Three Dickinson Songs

as is the sea marvelous

John Musto

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Viva Sweet Love

As Summer Into Autumn Slips

Tom Cipullo

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Late Summer

As the Gloaming Shadows Creep (op. 56, no. 4)

Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell

Song Collection: Four Songs, Op. 56

As We Take Each Other

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

At Dawning

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

At Dusk

Steven Mark Kohn

James Whitcomb Riley

Song Collection: Lullabies and Dreams

At Early Morn

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Binga Desmond

Song Collection: Flowers of Darkness

At Even

Elinor Remick Warren

At Home in Staten Island

Song Collection

Scott Wheeler

Charles Mackay

At Last, To Be Identified

Song Collection

Richard Pearson Thomas

Emily Dickinson

At Last, To Be Identified!

Richard Pearson Thomas

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: At Last, To Be Identified

At least — to pray — is left

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

At Midnight

Stephen Paulus

Ted Kooser

Song Collection: A Heartland Portrait

At Parting

James H. Rogers

Frederick Peterson

At Rest

Ethelbert Nevin

Frank Lebby Stanton

At Saint Patrick's Purgatory

Samuel Barber

Anonymous

Song Collection: Hermit Songs, Op. 29

At Sea

Charles Ives

Robert Underwood Johnson

At Ship's Helm

Michael Tilson Thomas

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

At the Aquarium

At the Last Lousy Moments of Love

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

At the River

Aaron Copland

Traditional

Song Collection: Old American Songs, Set 2

Aubade

Scott Wheeler

H. D.

Song Collection: Turning Back

Autumn

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Autumn

Miriam Gideon

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: Wing'd Hour

Autumn Elegy

Song Collection

Stefania de Kenessey

Dana Gioia

Autumn Song (op. 56, no. 1)

Amy Marcy Beach

Henry Harris Aubrey Beach

Avarice

Robert Beaser

Anthony Hecht

Song Collection: Seven Deadly Sins

Awake the Sleeping Sun

Richard Hundley

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