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Waitin

William Bolcom

Arnold Weinstein

Song Collection: Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1

Waiting

Henry Burleigh

Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi

Walking

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Walking in the Rain

John Woods Duke

Mark Van Doren

Song Collection: Good Morning: Six Songs for High Voice

Walt Whitman

Charles Ives

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman in 1989

Chris DeBlasio

Perry Brass

Waltz

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Wanderin'

Steven Mark Kohn

Traditional

War

Elie Siegmeister

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: The Face of War

War Scenes

Song Collection

Ned Rorem

Walt Whitman

Warble for Lilac-Time

Elliott Carter

Walt Whitman

Was My Brother in the Battle?

Jake Heggie

Stephen Foster

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

Was My Brother in the Battle?

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Wasting the Night

Song Collection

Scott Wheeler

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Watch and Pray

Undine Smith Moore

Water That Falls and Runs Away

John Woods Duke

Mark Van Doren

Song Collection: Good Morning: Six Songs for High Voice

Waterbird

Richard Hundley

James Purdy

Way of the River

Song Collection

Robert G. Patterson

Anonymous

James Joyce

Rudyard Kipling

Sara Teasdale

Walt Whitman

We dream — it is good we are dreaming —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

We Never Know How High We Are

Robert Beaser

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

We talked as Girls do —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Childe Emilie

We Two

Elinor Remick Warren

Walt Whitman

We Two Boys

Michael Tilson Thomas

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

We Wear the Mask

Richard Thompson

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

We who are under the ground

Robert Helps

James Purdy

Song Collection: The Running Sun

Webassin

Steve Heitzeg

Traditional

Welcome, Within My Shining Portals (Circe's Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Three Songs to Odysseus

Well Welcome

Richard Hundley

Gertrude Stein

Song Collection: Octaves and Sweet Sounds

West Wind

David Leisner

Mary Oliver

Song Collection: West Wind

West Wind

Song Collection

David Leisner

Mary Oliver

What Does the Little One See Down There?

Clara Kathleen Rogers

Song Collection: Songs, Op. 20

What if I say I shall not wait!

George Perle

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs

What If I Say I Shall Not Wait!

Richard Pearson Thomas

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: At Last, To Be Identified

What if I say I shall not wait!

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Beyond Circumference

What lips my lips have kissed...

Alva Henderson

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Love is not all...

What shall I do — it whimpers so —

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

What Shall We Remember?

Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

What the Forester Said

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Song Collection: The Moon Is a Mirror

What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Song Collection: Songs to the Moon

What the Miner in the Desert Said

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Song Collection: The Moon Is a Mirror

What the Rattlesnake Said

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Song Collection: Songs to the Moon

What the Scarecrow Said

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Song Collection: Songs to the Moon

What the Snowman Said

Jake Heggie

Vachel Lindsay

Song Collection: The Moon Is a Mirror

What Weeping Face

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

What's the Use?

Florence Price

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Wheel of the Oxcart

William Bolcom

Donald Hall

Song Collection: Three Donald Hall Songs

When All the World is Young, Lad

Ethelbert Nevin

Charles Kingsley

When Children Are Playing Alone on the Green

Richard Hundley

Robert Louis Stevenson

when faces called flowers float out of the ground

Dominick Argento

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Songs About Spring

When Far From Her (op. 2, no. 2)

Amy Marcy Beach

Henry Harris Aubrey Beach

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 2

When I Am Dead

George Whitefield Chadwick

Christina Rossetti

When I Bring to You Colour'd Toys

John Alden Carpenter

Rabindranath Tagore

When I Hoped, I Feared

Otto Luening

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson

When I Was One-and-Twenty

Bob Scher

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Five Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"

When I Was Young

Simon Sargon

Samuel Hoffenstein

Song Collection: Take Five

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

George Crumb

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore

Song Collection: The Winds of Destiny: American Songbook IV

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Jake Heggie

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore

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

When Orpheus Played

Richard Hundley

William Shakespeare

When Our Two Souls

Allen Brings

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When Soul is Joined to Soul (op. 62)

Amy Marcy Beach

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When Sue Wears Red

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Only Heaven

When Sue Wears Red

Hermann Reutter

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: My Dark Hands

when the chief shepherd counts his sheep

Robert Helps

James Purdy

Song Collection: The Running Sun

When the Rose is Brightest

John Woods Duke

Nathaniel Parker Willis

When They Come Back

Aaron Copland

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

When They Say the Unkind Things

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Song Collection: Half-Minute Songs

When we are old...

Alva Henderson

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Love is not all...

Where the Long White Waterfall (Love Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Idyls of the South Sea

While millions join the theme...

Erica Muhl

Whiskers

Christopher Berg

Abraham Lincoln

Song Collection: Lincoln Letters

Whispers of Heavenly Death

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Songs at Parting

White Haired Woman

Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

White in the Moon

Jake Heggie

A. E. Housman

White Moon

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Song Collection: Five Songs

White World

Libby Larsen

H. D.

Song Collection: Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers

Whitman Portrait

Song Collection

Jeremy Gill

Walt Whitman

Whitman Songs

Song Collection

Marc Blitzstein

Walt Whitman

Whitman Songs

Song Collection

Michael Tilson Thomas

Walt Whitman

Who

William Bolcom

Jane Kenyon

Song Collection: Briefly It Enters

Who Goes There?

Michael Tilson Thomas

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Whitman Songs

Who Has Seen the Wind?

Lita Grier

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: 5 Songs For Children

who knows if the moon's a balloon

Dominick Argento

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Songs About Spring

Why Did You Go

Daron Aric Hagen

E. E. Cummings

Song Collection: Echo's Songs

Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?

Aaron Copland

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

Why I Wear My Hair Long

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

Song Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

Wild Angels of the Open Hills

Song Collection

Joseph Schwantner

Ursula K. Le Guin

Wild Needle

David Leisner

Mary Oliver

Song Collection: West Wind

Wild Nights

Lee Hoiby

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

Wild Nights

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Days and Nights

Wild Nights

Ernst Bacon

Emily Dickinson

Wild Nights

David Leisner

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Confiding

Wild Nights — Wild Nights!

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Marigold Heart

Wild Nights — Wild Nights! (op. 112, no. 1)

Arthur Farwell

Emily Dickinson

Wild Nights! Wild Nights!

Richard Pearson Thomas

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: At Last, To Be Identified

Wild Plum

Richard Hundley

Orrick Glenday Johns

Wild Songs

Song Collection

Steve Heitzeg

Wild Swans

H. Leslie Adams

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Five Millay Songs

Wild Swans

John Woods Duke

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Will o' the Wisp

Charles Gilbert Spross

Torrence Benjamin

Will There Really Be a Morning?

Ricky Ian Gordon

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: A Horse With Wings

Will There Really Be a Morning?

Richard Hundley

Emily Dickinson

Will there really be a morning?

André Previn

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Three Dickinson Songs

Will There Really Be a Morning?

Lori Laitman

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

Willie, We Have Missed You

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Wind Elegy

Simon Sargon

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Let It Be You

Wind Elegy

George Crumb

Sara Teasdale

Song Collection: Three Early Songs

Wind is Thin

James Aikman

Anonymous

Song Collection: Spring is Purple Jewelry

Wind o' the Westland (op. 77, no. 2)

Amy Marcy Beach

Dana Burnet

Wing'd Hour

Song Collection

Miriam Gideon

Christina Rossetti

Walter De la Mare

Winter Moon

Ricky Ian Gordon

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

Winter Windows

Song Collection

Juliana Hall

Walter De la Mare

Robert Frost

Edna St. Vincent Millay

With Rue My Heart is Laden

Bob Scher

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Five Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"

With Rue My Heart is Laden

George Walker

A. E. Housman

With Rue My Heart is Laden (op. 2, no. 2)

Samuel Barber

A. E. Housman

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 2

With the Dreams of May

Oley Speaks

Frank Lebby Stanton

With the Same Heart, I Said, I'll Answer Thee

Libby Larsen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Song Collection: Sonnets From the Portuguese

With Violets (op. 1, no. 1)

Amy Marcy Beach

Kate Vannah

Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Nelle Richmond Eberhart

Song Collection: Idyls of the South Sea

Within my Garden, rides a Bird

Leo Smit

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: The Celestial Thrush

Within Thy Heart (op. 29, no. 1)

Amy Marcy Beach

Amy Marcy Beach

Witness For My Lord

Song Collection

Simon Sargon

Traditional

Wolf

Curt Cacioppo

Peter Blue Cloud

Women Have Loved Before

Jake Heggie

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Song Collection: Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia

Women Should Be Pedestals

Gwyneth Van Anden Walker

May Swenson

Song Collection: Mornings Innocent

Women's Voices

Song Collection

Ned Rorem

Emily Dickinson

Christina Rossetti

Elinor Wylie

Wood Song

John Woods Duke

Sara Teasdale

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

Words

Jeremy Gill

Lucy Miller Murray

Song Collection: 3 Songs About Words

Words From Paterson

Song Collection

John Harbison

William Carlos Williams

Words To Be Spoken

John Musto

Archibald MacLeish

Song Collection: The Book of Uncommon Prayer

World, Take Good Notice

Ernst Bacon

Walt Whitman

Song Collection: Six Songs

Worth While

Song Collection

Henry Burleigh

Laurence Hope

Song Collection: Five Songs of Laurence Hope

Wrath

Robert Beaser

Anthony Hecht

Song Collection: Seven Deadly Sins

Wrestling

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

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