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Programme Note

Related Works:
   65 Songs: High Voice
   65 Songs: Medium/Low Voice

Edited by Richard Walters

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Barber, we are proud to release this major new edition, which includes newly edited and engraved editions of the complete contents of Collected Songs and Ten Early Songs, plus many previously unpublished early songs. Manuscripts from the Library of Congress and other sources were consulted for all songs. The edition includes extensive historical information about each song, a lengthy and insightful article about Barber, and facsimiles of selected manuscripts.

Songs Published During the Composer’s Lifetime
Three Songs, Op. 2
   The Daisies
   With rue my heart is laden
   Bessie Bobtail
Three songs, Op. 10
   Rain has fallen
   Sleep now
   I hear an army
Four Songs, Op. 13
   A Nun Takes the Veil
   The Secrets of the Old
   Sure on this shining night
Two Songs, Op. 18
   The queen’s face on the summery coin
   Monks and Raisins
Nuvoletta, Op.25
Mélodies Passagéres, Op. 27
   Puisque tout passé
   Un cygnet
   Tombeau dans un parc
   Le clocher chante
Hermit Songs, Op. 29
   At Saint Patrick’s Purgatory
   Church Bells at Night
   St. Ita’s Vision
   The Heavenly Banquet
   The Crucifixion
   The Monk and His Cat
   The Praises of God
   The Desire for Hermitage
Despite and Still, Op. 41
   A Last Song
   My Lizard (Wish for a Young Love)
   In the Wilderness
   Solitary Hotel
   Despite and Still
Three Songs, Op. 45
   Now have I fed and eaten up the rose
   A Green Lowland of Pianos
   O boundless, boundless evening

Songs Published Posthumously
Ask me to rest
Au claire de la lune
Beggar’s Song
Fantasy in Purple
In the dark pinewood
La nuit
Love at the Door
Love’s Caution
Mother, I cannot mind my wheel
Music, when soft voices die
Night Wanderers
Of that so sweet imprisonment
A Slumber Song of the Madonna
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
Strings in the earth and air
There’s nae lark
Three songs: The words from Old England
   Lady, when I behold the roses
   An Earnest Suit to His Unkind Mistress Not to Forsake Him
   Hey nonny no!
Thy Love
Two Poems of the Wind
   Little Children of the Wind
Two Songs of Youth
   Invocation to Youth
   I never thought that youth would go
Who carries corn and crown

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