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I Am He

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

I Am He

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

I Am In Doubt

Undine Smith Moore

Florence Hynes Willette

I am in need of music...

Alva Henderson

Elizabeth Bishop

I Am Like a Remnant of a Cloud of Autumn

John Alden Carpenter

Rabindranath Tagore

Song Collection: Gitanjali: Song Offerings

I Am Not Yours

Daron Aric Hagen

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

I Am Rose

Daron Aric Hagen

Gertrude Stein

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

I Ask But This

Edward MacDowell

William Henry Gardner

Song Collection: Six Love Songs, Op. 40

I Bought Me a Cat

Aaron Copland

Traditional

Song Collection: Old American Songs, Set 1

I Can't Speak for the Wind

David Leisner

James Tate

Song Collection: Three James Tate Songs

I cannot dance upon my Toes —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

i carry your heart

John Woods Duke

E. E. Cummings

I Catch on Fire

Jake Heggie

Sister Helen Prejean

Song Collection: The Deepest Desire

I cried at Pity — not at Pain —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

I Died For Beauty

Simon Sargon

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Intimations of Mortality

I died for beauty, but was scarce

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

I Do

Richard Hundley

James Purdy

I Dream'd in a Dream

Jonathan Clarke Schwabe

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

I Dwell in Possibility

Robert Beaser

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

I dwell in Possibility —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The White Diadem

I Felt a Cleavage in my Mind

Otto Luening

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson

I Felt a Funeral in My Brain

Aaron Copland

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

I Hate Music!

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

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

I Hate Music!: A Cycle of Five Kid Songs

Song Collection

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

I Have a More Than Friend

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Robert Browning

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

I have no Life but this —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

I Hear America Singing

Tom Cipullo

Walt Whitman

I Hear an Army (op. 10, no. 3)

Samuel Barber

James Joyce

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 10

I Hear His Footsteps, Music Sweet: Almona's Song of Delight

Henry Burleigh

Frederick G. Bowles

Song Collection: Sarcen Songs

I heard a Fly buzz — when I died —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

I Heard a Maid With Her Guitar (op. 44, no. 3)

Henry Hadley

Clinton Scollard

Song Collection: Five Songs, Op. 44

I Knew a Woman

William Bolcom

Theodore Roethke

Song Collection: Open House

I Know Not How to Find the Spring (op. 56, no. 3)

Amy Marcy Beach

Florence Earle Coates

I know some lonely Houses off the road

George Perle

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs

I Like to see it lap the miles

George Perle

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs

I Love You Truly

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

I miss you in the evening hours

Robert Helps

James Purdy

Song Collection: The Running Sun

I Never Saw a Moor

Richard Pearson Thomas

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: At Last, To Be Identified

I Once Had a Sweet Little Doll, Dears

Ethelbert Nevin

Charles Kingsley

I reason, Earth is short —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

I reckon — when I count it all —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The White Diadem

I Saw a Mass

Ned Rorem

John Woolman

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

I Saw Eternity

William Bolcom

Louise Bogan

Song Collection: I Will Breathe a Mountain

I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Three Calamus Poems

I saw no Way — The Heavens were stitched —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

I see thee better — in the Dark —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Tinted Mountains

I Send My Heart Up To Thee (op. 44, no. 3)

Amy Marcy Beach

Robert Browning

Song Collection: Three Browning Songs, Op. 44

I shall forget you

Scott Wheeler

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Wasting the Night

I shall keep singing!

Leo Smit

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

I shall know why — when Time is over —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

I Stepped From Plank to Plank

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: In This Short Life

I Stop Writing the Poem

John Musto

Tess Gallagher

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

I Strolled Across an Open Field

Ned Rorem

Theodore Roethke

Song Collection: Two Poems of Theodore Roethke

I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed

John Woods Duke

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Poems by Emily Dickinson

I Thought Once How Theocritus...

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Sonnets From the Portuguese

I Want to Die While You Love Me

Henry Burleigh

Georgia Douglas Johnson

I Want to Die While You Love Me

Undine Smith Moore

Georgia Douglas Johnson

I was a Phoebe — nothing more —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

I was the slightest in the House —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

I Was There

Lee Hoiby

Walt Whitman

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

I Was There: Five Poems of Walt Whitman

Song Collection

Lee Hoiby

Walt Whitman

I Watched the Lady Caroline

John Woods Duke

Walter De la Mare

I went to Heaven —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

I Will Always Love You

Ned Rorem

Frank O’Hara

I Will Be Earth

Gwyneth Van Anden Walker

May Swenson

Song Collection: Mornings Innocent

I Will Breathe a Mountain

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Elizabeth Bishop

Louise Bogan

Gwendolyn Brooks

Edna St. Vincent Millay

H. D.

Emily Dickinson

Alice Fulton

Denise Levertov

Marianne Moore

Anne Sexton

May Swenson

I Will Lie Down in Autumn

Howard Swanson

May Swenson

I would not paint — a picture —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The White Diadem

I, Too

Margaret Bonds

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Three Dream Portraits

I, Too, Sing America

Richard Thompson

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Dream Variations

I'm a Person Too

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

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

I'm a Stranger Here

Steven Mark Kohn

Traditional

I'm ceded — I've stopped being Theirs —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

I'm Nobody

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

I'm Nobody (op. 108, no. 8)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: 10 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 108

I've Heard an Organ Talk Sometimes

Aaron Copland

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

I've seen a Dying Eye

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

Ice Storm

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Idolatry

William Grant Still

Arna Bontemps

Song Collection: Songs of Separation

Idyls of the South Sea

Song Collection

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

Otto Luening

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson

If I Leave All For Thee

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Sonnets From the Portuguese

If I Were King

Louis Campbell-Tipton

Justin Huntley McCarthy

If I...

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

If I’m lost—now

George Perle

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs

If There Be Sorrow

David N. Baker

Mari Evans

Song Collection: Through This Vale of Tears

If Thou Must Love Me

Allen Brings

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Three Sonnets after the Portuguese

If We Must Die

Adolphus C. Hailstork

Claude McKay

If You Have Forgotten

Elinor Remick Warren

Sara Teasdale

If You Should Go

William Grant Still

Countee Cullen

Song Collection: Songs of Separation

If You Were Coming in the Fall

Jake Heggie

Emily Dickinson

Illinois Farmer

Daniel Steven Crafts

Carl Sandburg

Image of Light, Adieu —

Leo Smit

Song Collection: Tinted Mountains

Immortality

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

In a Burying Ground

John Woods Duke

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Songs Out of Sorrow: Six Songs for Mezzo

In Autumn

Gwyneth Van Anden Walker

May Swenson

Song Collection: Mornings Innocent

In Confidence (op. 44, no. 2)

Henry Hadley

Anonymous

Song Collection: Five Songs, Op. 44

In Flanders Fields

Michael Rickelton

John McCrae

Song Collection: Battle Songs

In Flanders Fields

Charles Ives

John McCrae

Song Collection: Three Songs of the War

In Just-spring

Dominick Argento

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Songs About Spring

In Lands I Never Saw

Jake Heggie

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: From Emily's Garden

In Memoriam

Song Collection

James H. Rogers

In Praise of Songs That Die

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

In Reverence

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Emily Dickinson

in Spring comes

Dominick Argento

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Songs About Spring

In Tall Grass

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Three Songs

In the Alley

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Song Collection: Five Street Songs

In the Dark

Steven Mark Kohn

James Whitcomb Riley

Song Collection: Lullabies and Dreams

In the Dark Pinewood

Samuel Barber

James Joyce

In the Mornin'

Charles Ives

Traditional

In the Platinum Forest

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles

In the Rain

Ned Rorem

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Poems of Love and Rain

In the Sweet By and By

Joseph Philbrick Webster

Sanford Fillmore Bennett

In The Wilderness (op. 41, no. 3)

Samuel Barber

Robert Graves

Song Collection: Despite and Still, Op. 41

In the Woods

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles

In This Short Life

Song Collection

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

In This Short Life

Libby Larsen

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Chanting to Paradise

In This Short Life

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

In Three Days

Song Collection

Antonio Carlos Defeo

Robert Browning

In Time of Silver Rain

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

In Time of Silver Rain

George Walker

Langston Hughes

In Time of Silver Rain

Jean Berger

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Four Songs

Inauguration Ball

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: War Scenes

Incident

Tom Cipullo

Countee Cullen

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Indian Summer

George Frederick McKay

Emily Dickinson

Inketunga's Thunder Song

Arthur Farwell

Arthur Farwell

Song Collection: Three Indian Songs, Op. 32

Innocence and Experience

Song Collection

Frank Lewin

William Blake

Insomnia

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Dana Gioia

Howard Moss

Walt Whitman

Insomnia

Lee Hoiby

Elizabeth Bishop

Song Collection: Three Ages of Woman

Insomnia

David Felder

Dana Gioia

Insomnia

Tom Cipullo

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Insomnia

Intermezzo

John Musto

Song Collection: Quiet Songs

Intimations of Mortality

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

Emily Dickinson

Theodore Roethke

Walt Whitman

Into My Heart an Air

Marc Blitzstein

A. E. Housman

Into My Heart an Air That Kills

Bob Scher

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Five Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"

Into My Heart, Op. 54, no. 1

Margaret Ruthven Lang

A. E. Housman

Invitation to Love

Adolphus C. Hailstork

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Four Love Songs

Is Everybody Else Alright? (In memory of Robert F. Kennedy)

Steve Heitzeg

Is it too late to touch you, Dear?

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

Is My Team Ploughing?

Bob Scher

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Five Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"

Is There Anybody Here That Loves My Jesus?

Undine Smith Moore

Traditional

Is There Such a Thing as Day?

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

Isaac Greentree

Richard Hundley

Anonymous

Island

John Musto

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Shadow of the Blues

Israfel

Edgar Stillman Kelley

Edgar Allan Poe

istimbe

Steve Heitzeg

It Makes No Difference Abroad

Jake Heggie

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: From Emily's Garden

It troubled me as once I was —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

It Was an Evening

Mark Abel

Mark Abel

Song Collection: Rainbow Songs

It Was Not Death

Robert Beaser

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

It's all I have to bring today

Steve Heitzeg

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Three Graces for Hildur

It's Coming - the Postponeless Creature

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

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