Songs

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Sacco, Vanzetti

Ruth Crawford Seeger

H. T. Tsiang

Song Collection: Two Ricercari

Sad Stories

Song Collection

Paul Salerni

Dave Smith

William Matthews

Dana Gioia

Dick Allen

Sad Stories Told in Bars: The Reader's Digest Version

Paul Salerni

William Matthews

Song Collection: Sad Stories

Safe in My Arms

Simon Sargon

Kenneth Patchen

Song Collection: A Star in a Haymow

Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers (op. 105, no. 2)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: 12 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 105

Sail Forth

James H. Rogers

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: In Memoriam

Sailing Homeward

Elinor Remick Warren

Traditional

Saints Without Tears

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Phyllis McGinley

San Jose Symphony Reception (Flagrante delicto)

John Musto

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

San Sebastiano di Sodoma

Paul Bowles

Tennessee Williams

Song Collection: Gothic Suite

Sand II

Song Collection

Daniel Asia

Gary Snyder

Sarcen Songs

Song Collection

Henry Burleigh

Frederick G. Bowles

Satisfaction

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Savior

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

Savior! (op. 101, no. 1)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 101

Savior! I've no one else to tell —

David Leisner

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Confiding

Saw a Grave Upon a Hill

Howard Swanson

May Swenson

Saying Goodbye

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

Song Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

Scented Herbage of My Breast

William Bolcom

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: A Walt Whitman Triptych

Screw Spring

Richard Hundley

William M. Hoffman

Sea Chest

John Musto

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Dove Sta Amore

Sea Song, op. 10, no. 3

Amy Marcy Beach

William Ellery Channing

Song Collection: Songs of the Sea, Op. 10

Sea-Snatch

Samuel Barber

Anonymous

Song Collection: Hermit Songs, Op. 29

Seagulls

David Leisner

Robert Francis

Song Collection: Outdoor Shadows

Seashore Girls

Richard Hundley

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Octaves and Sweet Sounds

Secret Words

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles

See How They Love Me

Ned Rorem

Howard Moss

Sence You Went Away

H. Leslie Adams

James Weldon Johnson

Song Collection: Nightsongs

Separation (op. 76, no. 1)

Amy Marcy Beach

John Lawson Stoddard

Serenade

Ethelbert Nevin

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Serenade

Gena Branscombe

Robert Browning

Serenata

Song Collection

Scott Wheeler

Mark Van Doren

Serenity

Charles Ives

John Greenleaf Whittier

Seven Deadly Sins

Song Collection

Robert Beaser

Anthony Hecht

Sexton Songs

Song Collection

David Conte

Anne Sexton

Shadow Dream

Scott Wheeler

Sarah Wentworth Morton

Shadow of the Blues

Song Collection

John Musto

Langston Hughes

Shake Your Brown Feet, Honey!

John Alden Carpenter

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Four Negro Songs

Shall We Gather At the River?

George Crumb

Robert Lowry

Song Collection: The River of Life: American Songbook I

She bore it till the simple veins

George Perle

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs

She Died

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

She Weeps Over Rahoon

Miriam Gideon

James Joyce

She Went As Quiet As the Dew

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

Shelter

André Previn

Toni Morrison

Song Collection: Four Songs (André Previn)

Shenandoah

Traditional

Traditional

Shiloh

Michael Rickelton

Herman Melville

Song Collection: Battle Songs

Shiloh: A Requiem

Hugo Weisgall

Herman Melville

Song Collection: Soldier Songs

Shining Shore

Scott Wheeler

George Frederick Root

Ships That Pass in the Night

Shura

Mark Abel

Kate Gale

Song Collection: The Palm Trees are Restless

Sifting Through the Ruins

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Anonymous

Signal

David Leisner

Gene Scaramellino

Song Collection: Confidence

Silhouette

John Musto

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Shadow of the Blues

Silhouette

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Silver

John Woods Duke

Walter De la Mare

Simple Daylight

Song Collection

John Harbison

Michael Fried

Simple Gifts

Aaron Copland

Traditional

Song Collection: Old American Songs, Set 1

Simple Songs

Song Collection

David Leisner

Emily Dickinson

Since You Went Away

Daron Aric Hagen

Kenneth Rexroth

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

Sing a Song of Juniper

David Leisner

Robert Francis

Song Collection: Outdoor Shadows

Singing

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Robin Behn

William Carlos Williams

Singing Earth

Song Collection

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Singing to Sleep

Song Collection

Scott Wheeler

Sit Down, Sister

George Crumb

Traditional

Song Collection: A Journey Beyond Time: American Songbook II

Six Love Songs, Op. 40

Song Collection

Edward MacDowell

William Henry Gardner

Six Poems by Emily Dickinson

Song Collection

John Woods Duke

Emily Dickinson

Six Songs

Song Collection

Ernst Bacon

Carl Sandburg

Walt Whitman

Emily Dickinson

Six Songs, Op. 24

Song Collection

Horatio Parker

Six Songs, Op. 27 (Browning Songs)

Song Collection

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Slave Song

Adolphus C. Hailstork

Frederick Douglass

Sleep is Supposed to Be

Aaron Copland

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

Sleep Now (op. 10, no. 2)

Samuel Barber

James Joyce

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 10

Sleep, Little Darling (op. 29, no. 3)

Amy Marcy Beach

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford

Sleep, Sleep, My Soul

Scott Wheeler

Anonymous

Song Collection: Singing to Sleep

Sleeping and Dreaming

Ethelbert Nevin

Robert P. Nevin

Song Collection: Songs from Vineacre, Op. 28

Sleeping on the Ceiling

David Leisner

Elizabeth Bishop

Song Collection: To Sleep

Sleeping Song (Baby, Baby)

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles

Sloth

Robert Beaser

Anthony Hecht

Song Collection: Seven Deadly Sins

Slow

David Leisner

Robert Francis

Song Collection: Outdoor Shadows

Slow March

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Slumber On, Baby Dear

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Snake

Ned Rorem

Theodore Roethke

Snake Lake

Lori Laitman

Thomas Lux

Song Collection: Men With Small Heads

Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz

Simon Sargon

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Patterns in Blue

Snow Sundown

Paul Salerni

Dave Smith

Snowdunes

Howard Swanson

May Swenson

Snowflakes, Op. 50, no. 3

Margaret Ruthven Lang

John Vance Cheney

So Like Your Father's

Libby Larsen

Calamity Jane

Song Collection: Songs From Letters

So Little There

Libby Larsen

Willa Cather

Song Collection: Margaret Songs

So Pretty

Leonard Bernstein

So well that I can live without —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

Soap

Christopher Berg

Abraham Lincoln

Song Collection: Lincoln Letters

Softened by Time's consummate plush

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

Softly the Summer

Richard Hundley

Richard Hundley

Soldier Songs

Song Collection

Hugo Weisgall

Solitary Hotel (op. 41, no. 4)

Samuel Barber

James Joyce

Song Collection: Despite and Still, Op. 41

Some Keep the Sabbath

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: In This Short Life

Some Last Words

John Musto

Mark Strand

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

Someone

Lita Grier

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: 5 Songs For Children

Something in the Paper

Steven Mark Kohn

Ambrose Bierce

Song Collection: Three Impudent Arias

sometimes he contemplates adultery

David Leisner

William Meredith

Song Collection: Fidelity

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

George Crumb

Traditional

James Weldon Johnson

Song Collection: A Journey Beyond Time: American Songbook II

Sometimes With One I Love

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Five Poems of Walt Whitman

Song

Simon Sargon

Theodore Roethke

Song Collection: Intimations of Mortality

Song

Lori Laitman

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Days and Nights

Song

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

Song

Richard Pearson Thomas

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Twilight

Song

Libby Larsen

E. E. Cummings

Song About Law and Light

Anna Weesner

Anonymous

Song For a Dark Girl

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

Song For a Dark Girl

Hermann Reutter

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: My Dark Hands

Song for Billie Holiday

John Stone

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Daybreak in Alabama

Song for Lying in Bed During a Night Rain

Ned Rorem

Kenneth Pitchford

Song Collection: Poems of Love and Rain

Song for My Sister

Paul Bowles

Charles Henri Ford

Song of Black Max (as told by the de Kooning boys)

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Song of Snow-White Heads

Ernst Bacon

Song Collection: Quiet Airs

Song of the Deathless Voice

Arthur Farwell

Arthur Farwell

Song Collection: Three Indian Songs, Op. 32

Song of the Powers

Beth Anderson

David Mason

Song Collection: Dark Songs

Song to the Witch of the Cloisters

John Corigliano

William M. Hoffman

Song Collection: The Cloisters

Songfest

Song Collection

Leonard Bernstein

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Julia de Burgos

Walt Whitman

Conrad Aiken

Gregory Nunzio Corso

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Songs About Spring

Song Collection

Dominick Argento

E. E. Cummings

Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia

Song Collection

Jake Heggie

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Songs at Parting

Song Collection

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Songs for Adam

Song Collection

James Primosch

Songs from "As You Like It"

Song Collection

Robert G. Patterson

William Shakespeare

Songs From Letters

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Calamity Jane

Songs from the Page of Swords

Song Collection

Daniel Asia

Paul Pines

Songs from Vineacre, Op. 28

Song Collection

Ethelbert Nevin

Alvin Hovey-King

Robert P. Nevin

Frank Lebby Stanton

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Charles Ives

Songs of Consolation

Song Collection

David Conte

Traditional

Songs of Death and Digestion

Song Collection

Robert G. Patterson

Ogden Nash

Songs of Innocence

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

William Blake

Songs of Light and Love

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Songs of Love and Justice

Song Collection

Adolphus C. Hailstork

Songs of Our Time

Song Collection

Ricky Ian Gordon

Gwendolyn Brooks

Langston Hughes

Stanley Kunitz

W. S. Merwin

Howard Moss

Frank O’Hara

Songs of Sadness

Song Collection

Ned Rorem

Mark Strand

Songs of Separation

Song Collection

Antonio Carlos Defeo

Songs of Separation

Song Collection

William Grant Still

Arna Bontemps

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Countee Cullen

Langston Hughes

Songs of the Sea, Op. 10

Song Collection

Amy Marcy Beach

William Ellery Channing

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford

Songs of the Seasons

Song Collection

Margaret Bonds

Langston Hughes

Songs of the Trees

Song Collection

Steve Heitzeg

Songs on Poems of Frank O'Hara

Song Collection

Christopher Berg

Frank O’Hara

Songs Out of Sorrow: Six Songs for Mezzo

Song Collection

John Woods Duke

Sara Teasdale

Songs to Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection

Richard Pearson Thomas

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Songs to Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Songs to the Dark Virgin

Florence Price

Langston Hughes

Songs to the Moon

Song Collection

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Songs, Op. 20

Song Collection

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Sonnet

David Leisner

Elizabeth Bishop

Song Collection: To Sleep

Sonnet from Assisi

Libby Larsen

Phyllis McGinley

Song Collection: Saints Without Tears

Sonnet LXIV

Ned Rorem

William Shakespeare

Song Collection: Aftermath

Sonnet XI

Antonio Carlos Defeo

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Three Simple Songs

Sonnet XXIII

Antonio Carlos Defeo

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Three Simple Songs

Sonnet XXXV

Antonio Carlos Defeo

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Three Simple Songs

Sonnets From the Portuguese

Song Collection

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sorrow o' Mydath

Charles Griffes

John Masefield

Soul, Wilt Thou Toss Again?

Otto Luening

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson

Sound Sleep

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

Sound the Flute

Simon Sargon

William Blake

Song Collection: A River of Honey

Southern Voices

Song Collection

Lee Hoiby

A. R. Ammons

Robert Penn Warren

John Crowe Ransom

Carson McCullers

Souvenir

Ricky Ian Gordon

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

Speaking of Love

Paul Salerni

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Speaking of Love

Speaking of Love

Song Collection

Paul Salerni

Dana Gioia

Spirit Above the Dust

Song Collection

Miriam Gideon

Anne Bradstreet

Archibald MacLeish

Norman Rosten

Spirit's House

John Woods Duke

Sara Teasdale

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

Spirits in the Well

Song Collection

Richard Danielpour

Toni Morrison

Spray

Lori Laitman

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Mystery

Spring

Jake Heggie

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia

Spring

Richard Hundley

William Shakespeare

Spring

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Song Collection: Songs, Op. 20

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Dominick Argento

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Songs About Spring

Spring is Purple Jewelry

James Aikman

Anonymous

Song Collection: Spring is Purple Jewelry

Spring is Purple Jewelry

Song Collection

James Aikman

Anonymous

Spring Rain

Song Collection

Richard Pearson Thomas

Sara Teasdale

Spring Rain

Joseph Turrin

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Three Songs

Spring Rain

Richard Pearson Thomas

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Spring Rain

Spring Song

Zenobia Powell Perry

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

Spring Song

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Spring Song

Paul Salerni

John Updike

Song Collection: Flora

St. Ita's Vision

Samuel Barber

Anonymous

Chester Kallman

Song Collection: Hermit Songs, Op. 29

Stand By Your Grievance

Star-Crossed

David Leisner

Elissa Ely

Song Collection: Confiding

Stars

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

Stars

Ernst Bacon

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Quiet Airs

Stars

Joseph Turrin

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Three Songs

Stars of the Summer Night

Ethelbert Nevin

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Status Symbol

David N. Baker

Mari Evans

Song Collection: The Black Experience

Stay in My Arms

Marc Blitzstein

Marc Blitzstein

Stones

André Previn

Toni Morrison

Song Collection: Four Songs (André Previn)

Stop All the Clocks

John Woods Duke

W. H. Auden

Stop All the Clocks

Ned Rorem

W. H. Auden

Song Collection: Poems of Love and Rain

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Leslie Crabtree

Robert Frost

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Margaret Bonds

Robert Frost

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Ned Rorem

Robert Frost

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

John Woods Duke

Robert Frost

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Alva Henderson

Robert Frost

Song Collection: A Seasonal Songbook

Straightway Beauty On Me Waits

Richard Hundley

James Purdy

Song Collection: Octaves and Sweet Sounds

Strange Hurt: Long Version

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

Strange Hurt: Short Version

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

Strings in the Earth and Air

Richard Hundley

James Joyce

Song Collection: Octaves and Sweet Sounds

Sugar in the Cane

Paul Bowles

Tennessee Williams

Song Collection: Blue Mountain Ballads

Summer Noon

Margaret Ruthven Lang

John Vance Cheney

Summer Stars

Elinor Remick Warren

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Singing Earth

Summer Storm

Stefania de Kenessey

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Entrances and Departures

Summer's Armies (op. 105, no. 9)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: 12 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 105

Summum Bonum

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Robert Browning

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

Sunday Night in Santa Rosa

Beth Anderson

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Dark Songs

Sunday Songs

Song Collection

Scott Wheeler

Emily Dickinson

Sunflower

Paul Salerni

John Updike

Song Collection: Flora

Sunflowers

Song Collection

Lori Laitman

Mary Oliver

Sunrise

Lori Laitman

Mary Oliver

Song Collection: Sunflowers

Sunrise (op. 58, no. 2)

Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 58

Sunset

Zenobia Powell Perry

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

Sunsets

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

Sure on This Shining Night (op. 13, no. 3)

Samuel Barber

James Agee

Surprise!

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Survivor

John Woods Duke

Archibald MacLeish

Susannah Fry

Theodore Chanler

Walter De la Mare

Song Collection: Eight Epitaphs

Susie Asado

Christopher Berg

Gertrude Stein

Song Collection: Two Stein Songs, Op. 1

Susie Asado

Virgil Thomson

Gertrude Stein

Sweet Blue-Eyed Maid

Edward MacDowell

William Henry Gardner

Song Collection: Six Love Songs, Op. 40

Sweet River

Richard Hundley

sweet spring

John Musto

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Viva Sweet Love

Sweet Suffolk Owl

Richard Hundley

Sweet Talk

Song Collection

Richard Danielpour

Toni Morrison

Sweetest love, I do not go

Allen Brings

Song Collection: Three Songs of Blake and Donne

Sweetgrass Range

Elinor Remick Warren

Edwin Ford Piper

Sweetheart Tell Me

Edward MacDowell

William Henry Gardner

Song Collection: Six Love Songs, Op. 40

Sweetheart, Sigh No More! (op. 14, no. 3)

Amy Marcy Beach

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Song Collection: Four songs, Op. 14

Swimmers on the Shore

Lori Laitman

David Mason

Swing Along

Will Marion Cook

Will Marion Cook

Song Collection: 3 Negro Songs

Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Emily Dickinson

Sympathy

Florence Price

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Five Art Songs

Sympathy

Richard Thompson

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

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