Works

Voice with Accompaniment​


A Woman of Valor (1962) [1:30]
For Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Ask Me (1979) [8:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Premiere: Isabelle Ganz and Broken Consort; Houston, TX;

     October, 1982.
 

Bar Mitzvah (1974) [3:00]
For Medium Voice and Piano
Publisher: Samuel H. Adler
 

Collected Songs for Voice and Piano (1990)
Three Songs about Love; Three Songs about the Time of Man; Two

     Songs from the Portuguese; Ask Me; Just So; Many Times; Unholy

​     Sonnets; Two Traditional Japanese Songs; Three Psalms
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Recording: Gasparo Records called “Unholy Sonnets” Gasparo 322


Cupid Is (1968) [15:00]
A Cycle
For Baritone and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Text: Delmore Schwartz
 

Dabair Eylai Attah (Speak Thou to Me) (1970) [1:30]
For Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Cantors’ Assembly
Text: Amichai
 

Domestic Tranquility (1992) [12:00]
3 songs
For Soprano, Oboe, and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Commission: the Plymouth Trio
Recording: Albany Records Troy 582
 

Four Songs about Nature (1950) [9:00]
For Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Text: James Stephens
 

I Will Betroth Thee Unto Me (1965) [2:30]
For Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Publishers
 

In Praise of Labor (2004) [6:00]
In Hebrew
For Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Text: Ecclesiastes
Premiere: Rosalyn Barak; San Francisco; April 2005.
 

In Thine Own Image (1955) [2:00]
For Medium Voice and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Text: Fania Kruger
 

Just So (1988) [3:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
For Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Southern Music Company
 

Lovesong (Rilke) (1989) [4:00]
Written for Jan DeGaetani and Phillip West
For Mezzo-Soprano and Oboe
Publisher: Theodore Presser
 

Many Times (1984) [4:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Premiere: Rochester, NY; September 7, 1984.
 

My God, I Believe in You So Much (1974) [3:30]
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Publishers in a volume called

     “Father–Son”

 

Of Love and Dreams (2013) 

For Baritone and Piano

Based upon Irish Poetry

Publisher: Theodore Presser

Commission: Mark Delevan

Of Musique, Poetrie, Nature, and Love (1978) [20:00]
For Flute, Soprano, and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Premiere: Long Beach, California; October, 1981.
Recording: Naxos  8.559602
 

Of Saints and Sinners (1976) [12:00]
For Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.


Recalling the Yesterdays (2002) [13:00]
For Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Piano, and Percussion
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Premiere: Dallas, TX; March 7, 2004.

 

Songs of Innocent Love (2016) [c.11’]

For Soprano, Violin and Piano

Poetry of Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger 

Publisher: Theodore Presser

Commission: Sabine Goetz

Premiere: Sabine Goetz; Mainz, Germany; 2017.

Song of Songs Fragments
For Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Premiere: Berlin; 2009.
 

Songs with Winds (1969) [11:00]
For Soprano and Woodwind Quintet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Commission: the New York Wind Quintet
Recording: Gasparo set called “Unholy Sonnets”

 

The Passionate Sword (1974) [10:00]
For Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
 

The Rocking Horse Winter (1984) [7:00]
For Soprano, Oboe, Violoncello, and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Premiere: Eastman School of Music; April 14, 1984.
Recording: Albany Records Troy 582; Crystal Records CD 640
 

Those Were the Days (2000) [9:00] (Donald Justice)
A Cycle of Four Songs for Renee Fleming
For Soprano and Piano, also for Soprano and Orchestra
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
 

Thou (1972) [4:00]
For Voice and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Publisher Album called “Father-Son”
 

Three Psalms (1987) [10:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
Psalm 23; Psalm 92; Psalm 96
For Medium Voice and Piano
Publisher: Southern Music Company
 

Three Songs about Love (1953) [6:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
Go Lovely Rose; A Ditto; Song
For Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Text: Old English
 

Three Songs about the Times of Man (1954) [6:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
But I Was Young and Foolish; Old Age; Time, You Old Gypsy Man
For Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Text: various
 

Todesfuge (2005) [5:00]
For Tenor and Piano
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Text: Paul Celan
 

Two Songs for Three Years (1964) [6:00]
For Medium Voice and Piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Text: Ruth Whitman and Ogden Nash
 

Two Songs from the Portuguese (1956) [4:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
Simple Song; Ballad
Publisher: Southern Music Company
 

Two Traditional Japanese Songs (1985) [5:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
Komeri uta=Lullaby; Akai kutsu=Red Shoes
For Medium Voice and Piano
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Premiere: Teri Koide, soprano, Brady Allred, piano;

     Eastman School of Music; March 28, 1986.
 

Unholy Sonnets (1985) [14:00]
In “Collected Songs for Voice and Piano”
The Good-Morrow; The Broken Heart; Woman’s Constancy; The

     Indifferent; The Triple Foole
For Tenor and Piano
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Text: John Donne
Premiere: Joseph Evans, tenor, Jack Jones, piano; Palm Beach, Florida;

     January 1986
 

Wish for a Young Wife (1966) [12:00]
A Cycle
For Tenor and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Text: Theodore Roethke

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