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La Sonnambula

Mark Abel

Mark Abel

Song Collection: Rainbow Songs

Ladies of Their Nights and Days

Song Collection

Richard Pearson Thomas

Richard Pearson Thomas

Lady Death

William Bolcom

A.D. Winans

Song Collection: Old Addresses

Lady Luck

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Lady of the Harbor

Lee Hoiby

Emma Lazarus

Lament

George Walker

Countee Cullen

Landscape - From the Train

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: My Ántonia

Landscape II - Winter

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: My Ántonia

Landscape III - Prairie Spring

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: My Ántonia

Landscape IV - Sunset

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: My Ántonia

Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me

Lori Laitman

Mary Oliver

Song Collection: Early Snow

Last Poems of Wallace Stevens

Song Collection

Ned Rorem

Wallace Stevens

Late in the Day

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Late Last Night

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

Late Summer

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Emily Dickinson

William Heyen

Stanley Kunitz

Laura Sonnets

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Lavender is my Contentment

Song Collection

Steve Heitzeg

Lead, Kindly Light

David Conte

Traditional

Song Collection: Songs of Consolation

Leave Not This Sea-encircled Isle (Calypso's Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Three Songs to Odysseus

Lessons

John Woods Duke

Sara Teasdale

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

Let Down the Bars

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

Let Down the Bars, O Death

John Woods Duke

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Six Poems by Emily Dickinson

Let Evening Come

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Maya Angelou

Emily Dickinson

Jane Kenyon

Let Evening Come

William Bolcom

Jane Kenyon

Song Collection: Let Evening Come

Let It Be Forgotten

Simon Sargon

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Let It Be You

Let It Be Forgotten

George Crumb

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Three Early Songs

Let It Be You

Simon Sargon

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Let It Be You

Let It Be You

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

Sara Teasdale

Let Sing the Bedsprings

John Musto

Katherine Mosby

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

Let the Priests

Curtis Bryant

William Blake

Let Us play Yesterday —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

Let's Take a Walk

Virgil Thomson

Kenneth Koch

Song Collection: Mostly About Love

Lethe

Scott Wheeler

H. D.

Song Collection: Turning Back

Letter from Emily

Richard Hundley

Emily Dickinson

Letter to Freddy

Paul Bowles

Gertrude Stein

Letter to Mrs. Bixby

Michael Daugherty

Abraham Lincoln

Letter to President Lincoln from Annie Davis, 1864

Jake Heggie

Annie Davis

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

Letters From Edna

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Li'l Gal / My Man

H. Leslie Adams

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: The Wider View

Life

Zenobia Powell Perry

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Cycle of Songs on Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Life in a Love

Ned Rorem

Robert Browning

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

Life Signs: Six Songs on Texts by Emily Dickinson

Song Collection

Robert G. Patterson

Emily Dickinson

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing

John Rosamond Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

Lift Me Into Heaven Slowly

Libby Larsen

Robert Creeley

Song Collection: Three Cowboy Songs

Light

David Leisner

Rabindranath Tagore

Song Collection: Heaven's River

Light Hearted William

Lori Laitman

William Carlos Williams

Song Collection: Two Songs for Tenor

Light, My Light

John Alden Carpenter

Rabindranath Tagore

Song Collection: Gitanjali: Song Offerings

Lilac-Time

Lilacs

George Walker

Walt Whitman

Lincoln Letters

Song Collection

Christopher Berg

Abraham Lincoln

Lingering Last Drops

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Lions

Richard Hundley

James Purdy

Listen Here, Joe

Elie Siegmeister

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: The Face of War

Litany

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

Litany

John Musto

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Shadow of the Blues

Litany

Scott Wheeler

Billy Collins

Little Boy Blue

Ethelbert Nevin

Eugene Field

Little Elegy

John Woods Duke

Elinor Wylie

Loam

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Lonely People

Jean Berger

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Four Songs

Lonely Roads

Elinor Remick Warren

John Masefield

Lonesome Boy Blues

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: Patterns in Blue

Lonesome Man

Paul Bowles

Tennessee Williams

Song Collection: Blue Mountain Ballads

Long Ago (op. 56, no. 1)

Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell

Song Collection: Four Songs, Op. 56

Long Time Ago

Aaron Copland

Traditional

Song Collection: Old American Songs, Set 1

Long, Too Long America

Caryn Block

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Long, Too Long America

Long, Too Long America

Song Collection

Caryn Block

Emily Dickinson

Walt Whitman

Lonnie

Mark Abel

Mark Abel

Song Collection: The Dream Gallery

Look Down, Fair Moon

Daron Aric Hagen

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

Look Down, Fair Moon

Charles Naginski

Walt Whitman

Look Down, Fair Moon

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Five Poems of Walt Whitman

Looking-Glass River

John Alden Carpenter

Robert Louis Stevenson

Lord, I Have Seen Too Much

Hugo Weisgall

Karl Shapiro

Song Collection: Soldier Songs

Lorelei

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Sylvia Plath

Lorena

Joseph Philbrick Webster

Henry D. L. Webster

Los Angeles

Mark Abel

Kate Gale

Song Collection: The Palm Trees are Restless

Losses

Ned Rorem

Randall Jarrell

Song Collection: Aftermath

Lost

Daron Aric Hagen

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

Love

Jake Heggie

Sister Helen Prejean

Song Collection: The Deepest Desire

Love After 1950

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Rita Dove

Love and Friendship

David Leisner

Emily Brontë

Song Collection: Confiding

Love Cannot Fill

Ned Rorem

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

Love Come and Love Gone

H. Leslie Adams

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Song Collection: The Wider View

Love in the Thirties

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Love is a Constant

Alva Henderson

Janet Lewis

Love is Everywhere, Op. 40, no. 4

Margaret Ruthven Lang

John Vance Cheney

Love is not all

Song Collection

Alva Henderson

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love is not all...

Alva Henderson

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Love is not all...

Love Let the Wind Cry...How I Adore Thee

Undine Smith Moore

Sappho

Love Memory

H. Leslie Adams

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Love Rejoices

H. Leslie Adams

James Dillet Freeman

Song Collection: The Wider View

Love Request

H. Leslie Adams

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Love Song

Virgil Thomson

Kenneth Koch

Song Collection: Mostly About Love

Love Song

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Love's Apotheosis

Richard Thompson

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: The Shadow of Dawn: Five Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Love's Pilgrimage

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

William Shakespeare

Love's Stricken "Why"

Ned Rorem

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Poems of Love and Rain

Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now

Bob Scher

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Five Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"

Lovely, Dark, and Lonely One

Henry Burleigh

Langston Hughes

Lovestars

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

E. E. Cummings

Luck

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

Luck and Work

Charles Ives

Robert Underwood Johnson

Luke Havergal

John Woods Duke

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Song Collection: Four Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Lullabies and Dreams

Song Collection

Steven Mark Kohn

James Whitcomb Riley

Lullaby

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Traditional

Lullaby

David Leisner

Leslie Marmon Silko

Song Collection: Fidelity

Lullaby

Simon Sargon

Samuel Hoffenstein

Song Collection: Take Five

Lullaby

Lee Hoiby

Robert Penn Warren

Song Collection: Southern Voices

Lullaby

Steven Mark Kohn

James Whitcomb Riley

Song Collection: Lullabies and Dreams

Lullaby

John Musto

Léonie Adams

Song Collection: Quiet Songs

Lullaby

Scott Wheeler

W. H. Auden

Song Collection: Singing to Sleep

Lust

Robert Beaser

Anthony Hecht

Song Collection: Seven Deadly Sins

Luz

Mark Abel

Mark Abel

Song Collection: The Dream Gallery

Lyric for Truelove

Undine Smith Moore

Florence Hynes Willette

Lyrical Interval

Song Collection

Hugo Weisgall

John Hollander

Lyrics from 'Told in the Gate'

Song Collection

George Whitefield Chadwick

Arlo Bates

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