Vocal Repertoire of Composers born in 1945 or After

This page was created to assist FIU School of Music voice students and faculty in identifying vocal repertoire by composers born in 1945 or after. Blank spaces indicate the information was unknown. For more information on these composers and works, links to their web sites have been created (when available) as well as links to publishers. Additions and/or corrections are welcome. Please e-mail Dr. W. Dan Hardin, Music Librarian. 

Sources to consult:

Carman, Judith E., William K. Gaeddert, Rita M. Resch, and Gordon Myers, eds. Art Song in the United States, 1759-1999: An Annotated                   Bibliography. 3rd ed. Lanham, Md: Scarow Press, 2001.
                  REF ML 128 .S3 C37 2001

Clifton, Keith E. Recent American Art Song: A Guide. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008.
                 ML128.S3C65 2008

Marby, Sharon. Exploring Twentieth Century  Vocal Music : A  Practical Guide to Innovations in Performance and Repertoire.   New                  York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
                
MT820 .M129 2002

Wilson, Kathleen L., ed. The Art Song in Latin America : Selected Works by Twentieth-Century Composers. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon                  Press, c1998.
                 M1619 .A7689 1998

 


Roberto Sierra (b. 1953)
 

Title
Performing Forces
Publisher
Cancionero Sefardí    16' soprano (or tenor), flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano 
Subito
Cinco poemas aztecas  12' soprano (or tenor) / piano
Subito
Doña Rosita             6' mezzo soprano / wind quintet
Subito
Rimas                      9' soprano (or tenor) / piano
Subito
Conjuros                 12' soprano (or tenor) / piano
Editions Salabert
Invocacionas            14' voice / percussion
Subito
El éxtasis de Santa Teresa    15' soprano / chamber orchestra
Subito
Cancionero Sefardí     16' soprano (or tenor), flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Subito
Songs from the Diaspora    20' soprano, string quartet and piano
Subito
Missa Latina        77' soprano, baritone, SATB choir / keyboard
Subito

 


Thomas Pasatieri (b. 1954)
 

Title
Text
Performing Forces 
Publisher
Windsongs: A Collection of Songs for Soprano
soprano / piano
G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard Corp
3 Sonnets from the Portuguese
Browning
voice / piano
G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard Corp
Day of Love (song cycle)

G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard Corp
Three Poems of Oscar Wilde


Two Shakespeare Songs


Sieben Lehmannlieder 


Three American Poems Holton/Lear/Mandac

Three Coloratura Songs


Three Poems of James Agee
James Agee


Day of Love
Cleave


Far From Love (1976)
Emily Dickinson


These Are the Days (1977)
G. F. McKay


Bel Canto songs (collection)
various
voice / piano
Theodore Presser 41141122
complete list of works      




Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)

 
  Additional listings in Clifton, Recent American Art Song, p. 142-155 above. For complete list and publisher information, see http://www.stephenpaulus.com/index.php.

Title
Text
Performing Forces
All My Pretty Ones  26'
Michael Dennis Browne
soprano / piano
Artsongs              27'
Rainer Maria Rilke, William Carlos Williams
tenor / piano
Beloved Home from the opera SUMMER            5'
Joan Vail Thorne
soprano / piano
Bittersuite             16'
Odgen Nash
baritone / piano
Letters From Colette   
?
soprano, string quartet
The Long Shadow of Lincoln                 20'
Lincoln's 1862 address to Congress
Carl Sanburg
bass-baritone, violin, cello, piano
Mad Book, Shadow Book: Michael Morley's Songs 25' *
Michael Dennis Browne
tenor / piano
Songs of Love and Longing  10'
?
soprano / piano
Three Elizabethan Songs 
?
soprano / piano
     

* Also available in a chamber version for tenor, flute, clarinet,  percussion (1), piano, violin, viola, cello

Availability:
    e-mail:  Information@stephenpaulus.com
    Paulus Publications
         1719 Summit Avenue
         St. Paul, Minnesota  55105
         (651) 647 9612    Facsimile: (651) 647 6488
    Stephen Paulus e-mail:   sp@stephenpaulus.com

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 Libby Larsen (b. 1950) 

 

Title
Text
Performing Forces
Publisher
Before Winter (1982) 2'
Arthur Mampel
baritone / organ
E. C. Schirmer
Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers (1994)         20'
Rainer Maria Rilke
mezzo soprano, cello, piano
Oxford Univ. Press
Cowboy Songs
soprano / piano
E. C. Schirmer
Chanting to Paradise (1997)
 Emily Dickinson
soprano / piano
LL **
Late in the Day (1997) Jeanne Shepherd
soprano / piano
LL **
Lord, Make Me an Instrument      3'
St. Francis of Assisi
tenor / piano
LL **
Lulu's Funeral (1976)          5'
Kusano Shimpei
voice / piano
?
Sonnets from the Portugese   (1998?)
Elizabeth Barrett
          Browning.
soprano / piano
Oxford Univ. Press
Love After 1950 (2000)
various
mezzo sop. / piano
LL **
Margaret Songs  (1998)
Willa Cather, Libby Larsen
soprano / piano
Oxford Univ. Press
Me (Brenda Ueland)   (1998)      40'
Brenda Ueland
high voice / piano
Oxford Univ. Press
My Antonia  (2000)
Willa Cather
high voice / piano
LL **
Perineo   (1999)  5'
Roberto Echavarren.
baritone / piano
E. C. Schirmer *
Saints Without Tears (1976)            12'
Phyllis McGinley
soprano / flute / bassoon
E. C. Schirmer
Songs From Letters (1989)         13'
Calamity Jane  [letters to her daughter, 1880-1902)]
soprano / piano
Oxford Univ. Press
Selected Poems of Rilke
Ranier Maria Rilke
soprano/flute/guitar/harp
LL **
Three Rilke Songs (1980)
Ranier Maria Rilke
high voice / guitar
LL **
Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII (2000)           25'
wives of Henry VIII
soprano / piano
LL **
A Verse Record of My Peonies (1980)  7'
Masaoka Shiki
tenor / tape/ percussion
?
When I am an Old Woman (1990)   3'
Jenny Josesph
soprano / piano
Oxford Univ. Press

 * available in "The AIDS Quilt Songbook," pub. Boosey & Hawkes, 1993.
** contact the author at llarsen@libbylarsen.com
 

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Lori Latiman (b. 1955)
see http://www.artsongs.com/buy/ for a listing of composition and purchase information.
 




Frank Ferko (b. 1950)

See Mr. Ferko's web site for other works not published.  All below are published by E. C. Schirmer.

Title
Text
Performing Forces
Veillées (1991) Arthur Rimbaud baritone, string quartet and harp
Sainte (1991) Stephane Mallarmé baritone, string quartet and harp
Three Songs on Poems of Mallarmé (1985) "
soprano, piano
A Practical Program for Monks (1980) Thomas Merton
tenor, organ
For My Brother: Reported Missing in Action, 1943 (1980) "
baritone, piano
 I walked the boulevard (1978)
E. E. Cummings
baritone, piano
Chant d'automne (1978)
Paul Verlaine baritone, piano
Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui (1978)
Stephane Mallarmé baritone, piano


 

Dan Locklair (b. 1949)
 

Title
Text
Performing Forces
The Boswell Songs  (1987)   9'30"
Boswell text
high voice/piano
Creation Canticles       (1986)   16'
Book of Common Prayer 
soprano/organ
Five Early (And Often Naughty) Odes  (1979)   5'
Medieval and Renaissance poetry
   baritone/piano
From the Mountains (1998)                   11'30"
mountain folk songs
high voice/piano
Gentle Alleluias
(1989/1999)           3'

high voice/organ
In the Almost Evening (1983)
                            12'30" 
Joy Kogawa
soprano/clarinet/piano
Lairs of Soundings  (1982)  11"
Ursula K. LeGuin
soprano/double string orchestra
"...the moon commands..."  (1985)                               12' 
D.R. Fosso
soprano/flute/percussion/piano 
Nursery Problems (1982)  14'
James Broughton
soprano / percussion
Portraits  (1982)         6'
Emily Herring Wilson
soprano / piano 
Spring Thunder  (1980)   7'30"
Mark Van Doren
soprano / flute 
Three Nativity Songs (1974/79) 12'
Welsh/Cornish carols -
Wm. Ballet
soprano and string quartet
A Triptych of Gratitude to the Divine (1976)          12'
Wm. Blake/Divine Hall, 1646/
Carey, 1651
soprano / piano 
Two Soprano Songs (1982) 7'
Emily Dickinsen
Robert Herrick
soprano / piano

        *All works available from Subito Music Corporation or through retail music stores.
 


Aaron Kernis  (b. 1960 )

The following compositions are published by Associated Music Publishers/G. Schirmer

Title
Performing Forces
America(n) (Day)dreams (1984)      18' Mezzo-soprano
flte(pic), cl(bcl), horn, tpt, perc, harp, pf, violin, viola, vc, db 
Barbara Allen  (1988)                    5'
soprano; 1111/1000/2 perc./harp/str 
The Blue Animals (from Morningsongs)   5'
baritone / piano
Brilliant Sky, Infinite Sky (1990)      20'
baritone, violin, percussion, and piano 
Cycle III (1981)                             11' soprano, baritone; fl(pic, afl), ob(ca), 2 perc, hp, pf(cel), gtr, va
Death Fugue (1981)                        11'
bass-baritone, doublebass, percussion 
Dream of the Morning Sky (Cycle V, Part I) (1982-83)                                       23'
soprano / instrumental ensemble
Love Scenes (1986-87)                     25'
soprano / cello





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Judith Lang Zaimont  (b. 1945)

        jzaimont@worldnet.att.net

         discography available at http://www.jzaimont.com/
 

Title
Text
Performing Forces
Publisher
The Ages of Love (1971)    (12'30")  Byron/Millay/Rossetti
baritone / piano
Sounds Alive!
Aria: "Ashes are the bread I eat" (1983)   (4:30)
Bible 
mezzo-soprano / piano
"
A Woman of Valor (1977) Proverbs 31 (Bible)
mezzo soprano / string quartet
"
Chansons Nobles et Sentimentales (1974) (13')
Texts in French
high voice / piano
"
Coronach        (1970) (11'30")
 various
soprano / piano
 composer
Deep Down - A Spiritual (1982)  (5')
J. L. Zaimont
medium-low voice / piano
contact composer
Four Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano (1965) (9")
E. E. Cummings
 mezzo soprano / piano
Sounds Alive!
From the Great Land: Woman's Songs (1982) (22')
Frank Buske
mezzo-soprano, clarinet (Eskimo drum), piano
"
Greyed Sonnets: Five Serious Songs (1975)   (14')
Millay/Teasdale/Rossetti
 soprano / piano
"
High Flight (1980) (3'30")
 John G. Magee, Jr.
 high voice / piano
composer
In the Theatre of Night: Dream Songs on Poems of Karl Shapiro (1983)   (28')
Karl Shapiro
high voice / piano
E.C. Schirmer/Galaxy Music 
The Magic World: Ritual Music for Three (1979, 1980)   (23')
American Indian texts
baritone, piano, percussion
Sounds Alive!
Nattens Monolog - Night Soliloquy (1984)        (16")
Dag Hammarskjold (from Markings)
soprano and piano
"
New-Fashioned Songs (1983)       (16')
Tennyson, Wordsworth, Yeats, etc.
low voice / piano
(revised version for medium voice / piano)
"
Psalm 23 (1978)   (8'15") 
Bible
baritone, (or mezzo-soprano), flute, violin, cello, piano
"
Songs of Innocence (1974)        (10'45") 
William Blake
soprano, tenor flute, cello, harp
Fleisher Collection (Philadelphia, PA)
Two Songs for Soprano and Harp (1978)  (10'10")
Adrienne Rich /Thomas Hardy
 soprano / harp
Lyra Music
Vessels: Rhapsody for Mezzo and Piano (1991)         (14:30) 
Rosalyn Roffman
 mezzo soprano / piano
Sounds Alive!
Will's Words (1990)   (22')
Scena to Shakespeare texts 

"

Primary source for info. and music :

Jeffrey W.James -- Arts Consulting
316 Pacific Street / Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Phone and Fax:     516 - 797-9166
Principal publisher: Sounds Alive!

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Tobias Picker (b. 1954) 
Performance time and text sources are given when available.

 

Title
Text 
Performing Forces
Aussöhnung (1984)
Goethe
medium or high voice / piano 
Half a Year Together (1987)
Richard Howard
medium or high voice / piano 
Irrational Exuberance (2001)               5'
Gene Scheer
medium-high to high voice / piano 
Not Even the Rain (1999)
E. E. Cummings
medium or high voice / piano
The Rain in the Trees (1993)               30'
n/a
flute, medium or high voice / orch.
Remembering  (1987)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
medium or high voice / piano 
Sonnet #17    (1999)
Pablo Neruda
medium or high voice / piano 
Symphony No. 2: Aussöhnung (1986)  30'
?
medium or high voice / orchestra
Tres sonetos de amor (2000)          12'
Pablo Neruda
medium or high voice / piano 
Two Songs (from The Rain in the Trees)  (1992)
W.S. Merwin
 medium or high voice / piano 
When We Meet Again (Sonnet) (1985)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
medium or high voice / piano 

All works available through Tobias Picker Music.



Hillary Tann (b. 1947)

All works published by Oxford University Press.

Title
Text
Performing Forces
Arachne  (1987)       12'
Jordan Smith
soprano solo
A Girl's Song to Her Mother  (1999)                     5'
Menna Elfyn
solo voice / oboe
The Moor (1997)      6' Elfed / R. S. Thomas / Vulgate
soprano / mezzo soprano unacc.
Mother and Son  (1996)  3'
R. S. Thomas

Soprano / Eb clarinet or violin  viola / cello

Downloadable compositions in .pdf format

   

 



 

RECENT ADDITIONS


Cooman, Carson (b. 1982)     Chasing The Moon Down, Op. 848 : For Mezzo-Soprano, Trumpet and Piano (2009).
          Lagny Sur Marne : Musik Fabrik

 

Munn, Zae  (b. 1953)  Two for Three  (soprano, flute, and viola).         Arsis Press 1996.
                                   1.  For a few minutes, lie in the sun
                                   2.  Contemplate cliche angels

Welcher, Dan  (b. 1948)   The Bequest    (voice / flute).                  Elkan-vogel, Inc. 1997.
 
Hesketh, Kenneth, 1968-      Shimmerwords and Idle Songs (Selected Poems Of The Tang Dynasty) : For Soprano and Piano (2007).
            London : Schott, 2009.

Heggie, Jake, 1961-        Facing Forward / Looking Back : Duets For Two Women And Piano. S.l. : Bent Pen Music, 2007
Heggie, Jake.                  Winter Roses : Song Cycle For Mezzo And Chamber Ensemble. Bent Pen Music, 2004.

Leisner, David. (b. 1953) Three James Tate Songs (for medium voice and guitar). Theodore Presser, 2010. (In FIU library)

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PUBLISHERS

Subito Music
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Verona, NJ  07044
(973) 857-3440 phone
(973) 857-3442 fax
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Editions Salabert

In the USA contact G. Schirmer
In Europe contact:
Editions Salabert
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Tel: 33-(0)1 48 24 55 60
Fax: 33(0)1 42 47 17 56 / 33-(0)1 47 70 36 15

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E. C. Shirmer/Galaxy

ECS Publishing
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e-mail: office@ecspublishing.com
Sounds Alive!

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        Amityville, NY 11701
        E-mail: Musinskus@aol.com
 

Tobias Picker Music

P.O. Box 832
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Telephone: (845) 876-8076
e-mail: tpmusic@tobiaspicker.com

Oxford University Press
 
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