War Scenes

Song Collection

War Scenes sets five texts of Walt Whitman for medium-low voice and piano.

Date: 1971Composer: Ned RoremText: Walt Whitman

Print vitals & song text


Most of the texts from this cycle come from Whitman’s prose work Specimen Days (1882) and are written in the style of a diary entry.

War Scenes

Photo: Antietam, Maryland, Confederate dead by a fence on the Hagerstown road, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Digital ID: cwpb 01097


Sheet Music

War Scenes

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

Song(s): 1. A Night Battle
2. A Specimen Case
3. An Incident
4. Inauguration Ball
5. The Real War Will Never Get in the Books

Voice Type: Medium

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