"Serenader" is a song composed by Samuel Barber and published posthumously. The song's text is derived from a George Dillon poem of the same name. The song was composed in 1934, but was published in 1995 as part of Ten Early Songs.

Date: 1934Composer: Samuel BarberText: George H. Dillon

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    I have no that is mine sure
    To give you, I am born so poor.

    Whatever I have was given me:
    The earth, the air, the sun, the sea.

    If I have anything to give
    Made surely of the life I live,
    It is a song I have made.

    Now your keeping it is laid.


    American Song Institute 2022 Recital

    (H. Leslie Adams, Samuel Barber, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Bowles, Henry T. Burleigh, Leslie Morgan Collins, Aaron Copland, Michael Daugherty, Emily Dickinson, Clara Edwards, Marques L. A. Garrett, Paul Goodman, Ricky Ian Gordon, Charles Griffes, Richard Hageman, Laurence Hope, Charles Ives, Georgia Douglas Johnson, James Joyce, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Moore, Undine Smith Moore, John Jacob Niles, Frederic Prokosch, Ned Rorem, Howard Swanson, Elinor Remick Warren, Clarence Cameron White, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams and John Wesley Work III)


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    Sheet Music

    Samuel Barber: 65 Songs (G. Schirmer, high voice)

    Composer(s): Samuel Barber

    Voice Type: High

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