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Bad Pets

Song Collection

Paul Salerni

Mark Doty

Robert Frost

Dana Gioia

Ballad of the Landlord

William Bolcom

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Old Addresses

Ballad on Queen Anne's Death

Richard Hundley

Barb'ry Allen

Jake Heggie

Traditional

Song Collection: Three Folk Songs

Barbara Allen

Traditional

Traditional

Barter

Simon Sargon

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Let It Be You

Bartholomew Green

Richard Hundley

James Purdy

Battle Songs

Song Collection

Michael Rickelton

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Herman Melville

John McCrae

Theodore O’Hara

Be Very Quiet Now

Theodore Chanler

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: Eight Epitaphs

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Kurt Weill

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Four Walt Whitman Songs

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Richard Pearson Thomas

Walt Whitman

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

Beautiful Dreamer

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Beautiful You Are

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

Beauty—be not caused—It is

George Perle

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs

Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Leslie Crabtree

Emily Dickinson

Becoming a Redwood

Lori Laitman

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Becoming a Redwood

Becoming a Redwood

Song Collection

Lori Laitman

Dana Gioia

Bedtime

James Primosch

Denise Levertov

Bee! I'm Expecting You!

John Woods Duke

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Six Poems by Emily Dickinson

Before My Door

Lee Hoiby

Wallace Stevens

Song Collection: O Florida

Before the Storm

Song Collection

Jake Heggie

Emily Dickinson

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Dorothy Parker

Before Winter

Libby Larsen

Beginning My Studies

Lee Hoiby

Walt Whitman

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

Behold This Swarthy Face

Gerald Busby

Walt Whitman

Behold, I Build a House

Adolphus C. Hailstork

The Bible

Being Happy

Lori Laitman

Dana Gioia

Bells and Grass

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Walter De la Mare

Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter

Lee Hoiby

John Crowe Ransom

Song Collection: Southern Voices

Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers

Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

H. D.

Beneath the Hawthorne Tree

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: Margaret Songs

Berceuse

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Berenice Sadie Brown

Lee Hoiby

Carson McCullers

Song Collection: Southern Voices

Bessie Bobtail (op. 2, no. 3)

Samuel Barber

James Stephens

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 2

Betrayed, Op. 9, no. 4

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Lizette Woodworth Reese

Better — than Music! For I — who heard it —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

Between Two Worlds

Song Collection

John Harbison

Robert Bly

Beyond Circumference

Song Collection

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Billy in the Darbies

Ernst Bacon

Herman Melville

Billy the Kid

Libby Larsen

Song Collection: Three Cowboy Songs

Bind Me - I Still Can Sing

Libby Larsen

Song Collection: Chanting to Paradise

Bind me — I still can sing —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

Bindweed

Paul Salerni

John Updike

Song Collection: Flora

Birds, U.S.A.

Richard Hundley

James Purdy

Birthday

Richard Pearson Thomas

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Twilight

Bitter for Sweet

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Bitter For Sweet

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

Bittersuite

Song Collection

Stephen Paulus

Ogden Nash

Black Boy

Miriam Gideon

Norman Rosten

Song Collection: Spirit Above the Dust

Black is the Color

John Jacob Niles

Traditional

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair

Cecil Sharp

Traditional

Black, Black, Black is the Color

George Crumb

Traditional

Song Collection: Unto the Hills: American Songbook III

Blue

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Blue Mountain Ballads

Song Collection

Paul Bowles

Tennessee Williams

blues for an imaginary valentine

Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch

Border Line

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

Bound No’th Blues

Erik Santos

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Dreamer: 7 Poems of Langston Hughes

Boy With a Baseball Glove

Ned Rorem

Paul Goodman

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

Boy's Lips

Libby Larsen

Rita Dove

Song Collection: Love After 1950

Branch by Branch

H. Leslie Adams

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Five Millay Songs

Bread and Music

John Woods Duke

Conrad Aiken

Breath in a Ram's Horn

Song Collection

Daniel Asia

Paul Pines

Breezes Blow and Eagles Fly

Mark Abel

Mark Abel

Song Collection: Rainbow Songs

Briefly It Enters

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Jane Kenyon

Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks

William Bolcom

Jane Kenyon

Song Collection: Briefly It Enters

Bright Rails

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: Margaret Songs

Brown Penny

David Leisner

William Butler Yeats

Song Collection: O Love is the Crooked Thing

Bucking Bronco

Libby Larsen

Belle Starr

Song Collection: Three Cowboy Songs

Buena Vista

Michael Rickelton

Frank O’Hara

Song Collection: Battle Songs

Bunker Hill

Andrew Law

Nathaniel Niles

Burning

Song Collection

Dorothy Chang

William Carlos Williams

Butterflies

Lee Hoiby

A. R. Ammons

Song Collection: Southern Voices

By a Departing Light

Libby Larsen

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Chanting to Paradise

By a Lonely Forest Pathway

Charles Griffes

Nikolaus Lenau

By the Waters of Babylon

Tom Cipullo

Anonymous

By the Waters of Babylon

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

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