Four Walt Whitman Songs

Song Collection

Kurt Weill's Four Walt Whitman Songs is among his several settings of American poetry.

Date: 1942Composer: Kurt WeillText: Walt Whitman

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The song set was originally published in 1942 as Three Walt Whitman Songs(which included the first three songs of the group). In 1947, Weill published “Come Up From the Fields, Father,” and the song grouping is now published as Four Walt Whitman Songs. The songs were first written for voice and piano, but have also been orchestrated.

Song List

1. Oh Captain! My Captain Text: Walt Whitman
2. Beat! Beat! Drums! Text: Walt Whitman
3. Dirge For Two Veterans Text: Walt Whitman
4. Come Up From the Fields, Father Text: Walt Whitman


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