Vocal Works

Voice and Piano (or Organ) Voice with Instruments Choral Works

Works for Voice and Piano

Low Valley for Voice and Piano (1950)

Poem by Stan Brakhage.
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You Were There (1950)

Popular song for voice and piano. Words by Stan Brakhage.
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Weeping Willow (1950)

Popular song for voice and piano. Words by Stan Brakhage.
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Alone with You (1951)

Popular song for voice and piano. Words by Stan Brakhage.
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Three Spanish Songs: La Guitarra (The Guitar), [rev.] (March 1957)

Song for mezzo-soprano and piano. Spanish text by Federico Garcia Lorca.
New York: Peer International Corporation, 1961

 

Three Spanish Songs: Las Seis Cuerdas (The Six Strings) [rev.] (March 1957)

Song for mezzo-soprano and piano. Spanish text by Federico Garcia Lorca.
New York: Peer International Corporation, 1961

 

Three Spanish Songs: Adivinanza de la Guitarra (The Riddle of the Guitar), [rev.] (March 1957)

Song for mezzo-soprano and piano. Spanish text by Federico Garcia Lorca.
New York: Peer International Corporation, 1961

 

The Falcon for Soprano and Piano (February 18-28, 1956)

Anonymous text, 16th. century England
4 min., 10 sec.
Award: Sigma Alpha Iota American Music Award and publication - Carl Fischer, 1957.

 

The Falcon [rev.] (September-October 1957)

Song for soprano and piano. Anonymous text, 16th century England
New York: C.F. Peters Corporation, 1958

 

Another Spring (November 9, 1966)

Song for baritone and piano. Poem by Tu Fu
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Ode to a Nightingale for High Voice and Piano [rev.] (December 22, 1980- January 11, 1981)

English text on a poem by John Keats
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I Am No Subject Unto Fate (October - November 1971)

Song for mezzo-soprano, tenor and organ. English text on an anonymous poem first published in Playford's Choice Ayres, 1676.
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The Haven (October 8, 1975)

Song for medium voice and piano. English text on a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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De Profundis, A Song Cycle (December 31, 1976 - January 22, 1977)

Voice and piano
English texts: A spirit haunts the year's last hours (Tennyson); I am (Clare); The World is Too Much With Us (Wordsworth); The Fascination of What's Difficult (Yeats); No Worst, There is None (Hopkins); the Last Invocation (Whitman)
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Song Anthology

No. 1: Under the Greenwood Tree (From "As You Like It") (March 17, 1980)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
For soprano or tenor

No. 2: Full Fathom Five (From "The Tempest") (March 19, 1980)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

No. 3: Still to be Neat (Marach 19, 1980)

Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
For tenor

No. 4: Come Live with Me and Be My Love (March 21, 1980)

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
For mezzo-soprano or baritone

No. 5: The Garden of Love (March 27, 1980)

William Blake (1757-1827)
For soprano or tenor

No. 6: There Is Sweet Music Here (March 30 - April 1, 1980)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

No. 7: The Sick Rose (April 2, 1980)

William Blake (1757-1827)
For soprano or tenor

No. 8: Like to the Falling of a Star (April 5, 1980)

Henry King (1592-1669)
For soprano or tenor

No. 9: Oh do not Wanton With Those Eyes (April 12, 1980)

Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
For baritone

No. 10: I Dare Not (April 13, 1980)

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

No. 11: Hence All You Vain Delights (April 14-15, 1980)

John Fletcher (1579-1625)
For mezzo-soprano or baritone

No. 12: A Farewell (And if I Did, What Then?) (April 15-16, 1980)

George Gascoigne (1542-1577)
For baritone

No. 13: Go, Lovely Rose (April 26, 1980)

Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
For soprano or tenor
No. 3 from "Five Songs"

No. 14: Why So Pale and wan (June 30, 1980)

Sir John Suckling (1609-1642)
For soprano or tenor

No. 15: Why Art Thou Slow, Death (July 4, 1980)

Philip Massinger (1583-1640)
For mezzo-soprano

No. 16: Plain Dealing (Well, well, 'Tis True) (July 5, 8, 1980)

Alexander Brome (1620-1666)
For tenor

No. 17: Upon Julia's Clothes (When as in Silks my Julia Goes) (July 9, 1980)

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

For tenor
No. 1 from "Five Songs"

No. 18: So, We'll Go No More A Roving (July 14, 1980)

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
For soprano or tenor
No. 5 from "Five Songs"

No. 19: This Living Hand (July 18, 1980)

John Keats (1795-1821)

No. 20: She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways (July 19, 1980)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
For soprano or tenor
No. 4 from "Five Songs"

No. 21: Ask me No More (July 21, 1980)

Thomas Carew (1595-1640)
For tenor

No. 22: Crossing the Bar (July 2, 1980)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
For mezzo-soprano or baritone

No. 23: When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly (July 28, 1980)

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
For soprano or tenor

No. 24: I Am No Subject Unto Fate (1971, rev. 1980)

Anonymous (pub. 1676)
For soprano or tenor

No. 25: A Spirit Haunts the Year's Last Hours (December 31, 1976)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
No. 1 from "De Profundis"

No. 26: Sudden Light (August 8, 1980)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

No. 27: The Last Invocation (January 22, 1977)

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
No. 6 from "De Profundis"

No. 28: The World Is Too Much With Us (December 16-17, 1976)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
For soprano or tenor
No. 3 from "de Profundis"

 

Five Songs (April 26 - July 21, 1980)

Song cycle for High Voice and Piano

English texts: I. When as in Silks My Julia Goes (Herrick); II. Ask Me no More Where Jove Bestows (Carew); III. Go Lovely Rose (Waller); IV. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways (Wordsworth); V. So We'll Go No More a Roving (Lord Byron)

 

Stephen Foster's Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (November 11, 1980)

Song for High Voice and Piano

English text

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To the Sacred Moon (Theodritus) (December 22, 1980-January 11, 1981)

Concert Aria for soprano and piano

Text adapted from Theocritus (fl. 270 B.C.E.); English translation by Thomas Creech (1684)

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Commitment of Two Lives to Single Hopes … (July 14-15, 1981)

Song for medium voice and piano

English text by Pamela Stephens
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Tre Sonetti di Cavalcanti (July 15-16, 1983)

Song cycle for medium voice and piano

Italian text
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Works for Voice with Instruments

A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucie's Day for Tenor Voice and String Quartet on the Poem by John Donne [rev.] (August 1966)

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America: A Cycle of Four Songs for Soprano and String Orchestra on Poems by Hermann Melville (1819-1891) (October-November 1958)

I. Allegro moderato (Where the Wings of a Sunny Dome Expand); II. Allegro (Later, and it Streamed in Flight); III. Adagio Espresivo (Yet Later, and the Silk did Wind Her Fair Cold Form); IV. Allegro risoluto (But From the Trance She Sudden Broke)

George Bolek Award. National Federation of Music Clubs, 1959.

 

America: Song Cycle on Poems by Herman Melville for Soprano Voice and String Sextet or String Orchestra [rev.] (1963)

I. Allegro moderato (Where the Wings of a Sunny Dome Expand); II. Allegro (Later, and it Streamed in Flight); III. Adagio Espresivo (Yet Later, and the Silk did Wind Her Fair Cold Form); IV. Allegor risoluto (But From the Trance She Sudden Broke)

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"Reve Parisien" de Charles Baudelaire (December 17, 1971-February 11, 1972)

Song for voice and string quintet

French text by Charles Baudelaire
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Reve Parisien" de Charles Baudelaire [rev.] (July-August 1973)

Song for voice and strings

French text by Charles Baudelaire
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Reve Parisien" de Charles Baudelaire [2nd. rev.] (1981)

Song for voice and string quartet

French text by Charles Baudelaire
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Igor Stravinsky: Pribaoutki Arranged for Voice, Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (March 30, 1982)

Suite for voice, violin, clarinet, and piano

No text. I. Moderato II. Allegro III. Allegretto IV. Lento
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Choral Works

Hark! Hark The Lark! For Mixed Chorus, Unaccompanied on a Poem by William Shakespeare (1949)

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Last Leaves of Autumn (ca. 1950)

Part song for SSAATTBB

English text by Stanley Brakhage from the poem, "Concrete, the Life Cycle"
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Questing for Chorus of Mixed Voices, Unaccompanied (1950)

English text on a poem by Stan Brakhage

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Three Cinquains for Chorus of Mixed Voicon Poems of Adelade Crapsey [rev.] (April 4, 1953)

I. Triad

II. The Guarded Wound III. The Grand Canyon
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Quartet for Chorus of Mixed Voices on Original Poems by J.S. Brakhage [rev.] (April 1953)

I. Prelude

II. Sea Fantasy III. Fingers and the Past IV. No Stars
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Missa Brevis (Kyrie-Gloria) for S.S. A. & 11 Woodwind Instruments (December 1953-February 1954)

7.5 min.

Piano reduction by the composer
Award: Eurydice Chorus Award by the Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1954.

 

Two Songs (1. To the Old, Long Life… 2. Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount…) (March 1955)

Part songs for mixed chorus, unaccompanied

English text by Ben Jonson (1573-1637) from Cynthia's "Revels and the Metamorphosed Gypsies"
Award: Composition Contest for New Choral Works, Division of Fine Arts - Kansas Wesleyan University, 1956.

 

Music for Reformation Vespers, Princeton University Chapel, November 2, 1958 (September-October 1958)

Psalmody and motets for voices, organ, and six winds

English text
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Motet for chorus and organ (March 1959)

English text. "Blessed are those…"

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Three motets for Chorus of Mixed Voices, Unaccompanied (December 1959)

I. Blessed are those…

II. O Lord Our Lord III. Thanks Be to God…
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A Shakespeare Song for Mixed Chorus (Soprano, Tenor, and Bass Soloists) With Piano Accompaniment (January 1959)

English text from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Act II, Sc. II)

5 min.
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A Shakespeare Song from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act II, Scene II) [rev.] (November-December 1966)

Song for mixed chorus and piano

4 min.
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Put Out to Sea (Thalassa) (January 13-February 16, 1973)

Song for chorus (TB) and piano

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A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day (October-November 1979)

Song for mixed chorus, unaccompanied

English text by John Donne (1572-1631)
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Brahms: Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee, op. 30 (1980)

Song for mixed chorus and band

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Louis Bourgeois, 1551: "All people That on Earth do Dwell" (Psalm C), arranged by Jolley, orchestrated by Ramiro Cortés (November 11, 1980)

Sacred song for mixed chorus and orchestra

2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tba, timp, stgs
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Choral parts used are published

 

G. Holst: Psalm CXLVIII (May 20, 1981)

Sacred song for mixed chorus and band

Inst.: picc, 3 fl, 2 ob, Eb cl, 3 clk, bs, cl, bn, 2 a sx, t sx, bar sx, 3 tp, 4 hn, 4 tbn, bar, tba, perc.
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Turn Back, O Man (July 17, 1982)

Hymn for mixed chorus, unaccompanied

English text by C. Bax. Melody from Genevan Psalter, 1551
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