Songs

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O Captain! My Captain!

Lee Hoiby

Walt Whitman

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

O Cheese

William Bolcom

Donald Hall

Song Collection: Three Donald Hall Songs

O Daedalus, Fly Away Home

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: Flowers of Darkness

O Florida

Lee Hoiby

Wallace Stevens

Song Collection: O Florida

O Florida

Song Collection

Lee Hoiby

Wallace Stevens

O Friend!

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

O Hymen, O Hymenee!

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

O Love is the Crooked Thing

Song Collection

David Leisner

William Butler Yeats

O Lovely Rose

Edward MacDowell

William Henry Gardner

Song Collection: Six Love Songs, Op. 40

O My Darling Troubles Heaven with Her Loveliness

Richard Hundley

Kenneth Patchen

O My Love the Pretty Towns

David Leisner

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: Fidelity

O Tan-Faced Prairie Boy

Richard Pearson Thomas

Walt Whitman

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

O To Be a Dragon

William Bolcom

Marianne Moore

Song Collection: I Will Breathe a Mountain

O You Whom I Often

Simon Sargon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: A Clear Midnight

O You Whom I Often and Silently Come

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

O, It Was Out By Donnycarney

John Woods Duke

James Joyce

O, Living Always, Always Dying

Steve Heitzeg

Walt Whitman

O, Night of Dream and Wonder: Almona's Song

Henry Burleigh

Frederick G. Bowles

Song Collection: Sarcen Songs

Octaves and Sweet Sounds

Song Collection

Richard Hundley

E. E. Cummings

James Joyce

James Purdy

Gertrude Stein

José García Villa

October

Alva Henderson

Robert Frost

Song Collection: A Seasonal Songbook

Ode

Song Collection

Jeremy Gill

Of Challenge and Of Love

Song Collection

Benjamin Carr

John Hollander

Of Course — I prayed —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

Of Darkness and Light

Song Collection

David Leisner

Wendell Berry

Of Him I Love Day and Night

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Three Calamus Poems

Of Love

Ernst Bacon

Robert Herrick

Song Collection: Quiet Airs

Of Mere Being

Ned Rorem

Wallace Stevens

Song Collection: Last Poems of Wallace Stevens

Of Tolling Bell I ask the cause?

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

Official Notice

Elie Siegmeister

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: The Face of War

Oh Captain! My Captain

Kurt Weill

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Four Walt Whitman Songs

Oh Close the Curtain

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Oh, Freedom

Oh, Yes!

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Sonnets From the Portuguese

Oh! Lemuel!

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Oh! Susanna

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Ojalá

Margaret Ruthven Lang

George Eliot

Old Addresses

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Mark Doty

Langston Hughes

Kenneth Koch

Ezra Pound

A.D. Winans

Arnold Weinstein

Old American Songs, Set 1

Song Collection

Aaron Copland

Traditional

Old American Songs, Set 2

Song Collection

Aaron Copland

Traditional

Old Folks at Home

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Old Home Day

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Song Collection: Five Street Songs

Old Photograph

John Musto

Archibald MacLeish

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

Old Tunes

Lori Laitman

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs

Old Tunes

Richard Pearson Thomas

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Spring Rain

Old Uncle Ned

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Omaha

Ernst Bacon

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Six Songs

On a Clean Book

Zenobia Powell Perry

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

On Being Brought From Africa to America

Tom Cipullo

Phillis Wheatley

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

On Emancipation Day

Will Marion Cook

Paul Laurence Dunbar

On Hearing a Very Famous Man Speak Profoundly

Jeremy Gill

Lucy Miller Murray

Song Collection: 3 Songs About Words

On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday

Ned Rorem

Walter Savage Landor

Song Collection: Aftermath

On Judges' Walk

Charles Ives

Arthur Symons

On the Banks of the Wabash

Paul Dresser

Paul Dresser

On the Beach at Fontana

Roger Sessions

James Joyce

On the Counter

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

On the Day When Death Will Knock

John Alden Carpenter

Rabindranath Tagore

Song Collection: Gitanjali: Song Offerings

On the Frontiers

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

On the Other Shore

Steven Mark Kohn

Traditional

On the Other Shore

Traditional

Traditional

On the Road to Mandalay

Oley Speaks

Rudyard Kipling

On the Seashore of Endless Worlds

John Alden Carpenter

Rabindranath Tagore

Song Collection: Gitanjali: Song Offerings

On this Wondrous Sea

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

On Virtue

Marvin Mills

Phillis Wheatley

Once a Lady Was Here

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles

One Art

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Elizabeth Bishop

One Bee and Revery

Song Collection

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

One Life

Richard Thompson

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

One Thought Ever at the Fore

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Songs at Parting

Only Heaven

Song Collection

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Open House

William Bolcom

Theodore Roethke

Song Collection: Open House

Open House

Song Collection

William Bolcom

Theodore Roethke

Open Thy Lattice, Love

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Ophelia's Song

Jake Heggie

Jake Heggie

Song Collection: Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia

Oracles of Lefts and Rights

Curtis Bryant

Stephen Bluestone

Oranges and Lemons

Song Collection

Scott Wheeler

Gertrude Stein

Tennessee Williams

Orchestra

Dave Brubeck

Dana Gioia

Orchestra (after Nina Cassian)

Paul Salerni

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Speaking of Love

Orchids

Ned Rorem

Theodore Roethke

Song Collection: Two Poems of Theodore Roethke

Oriole

Scott Wheeler

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Sunday Songs

Ossabaw Island Dream

Song Collection

Daniel Asia

Paul Pines

Otherwise

William Bolcom

Jane Kenyon

Song Collection: Briefly It Enters

Our Bodies Were Wings

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

Our Forward Shadows

David Leisner

May Swenson

Song Collection: Fidelity

Our Share of Night to Bear

Otto Luening

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson

Out Of My Own Great Woe

Clara Kathleen Rogers

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

Out of Sight?

Libby Larsen

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Chanting to Paradise

Outdoor Shadows

Song Collection

David Leisner

Robert Francis

Over the Fence

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Days and Nights

Over the Piano

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Over There

George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan

Overhead the Tree-Tops Meet

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Robert Browning

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