Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

65 Songs – High Voice

Vocal Collection

Samuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High VoiceSamuel Barber - 65 Songs – High Voice
forVoice (high), piano
Musical EditionsMusic score
Item no.578080
Author / ComposerSamuel Barber
EditorRichard Walters
Scope288 pages; 23 × 30.5 cm
Release year2010
Publisher / ProducerG. Schirmer
Producer No.HL50490044


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and engraved editions of the complete contents of Collected Songs and Ten Early Songs (1994), plus many previously unpublished early songs.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

(In chronological order of publication)

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; Nocturne • Two Songs, Op. 18: The queen's face on the summery coin; Monks and Raisins • Nuvoletta, Op. 25 o Mélodies passagères, Op. 27: Puisque tout passé; Un cygne; Tombeau dans un parc; Le clocher chante; Départ • Hermit Songs, Op. 29: At Saint Patrick's Purgatory; Church Bell at Night; St. Ita's Vision; The Heavenly Banquet; The Crucifixion; Sea-Snatch; Promiscuity; 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 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

1 First published in this edition

2 First published in Samuel Barber: Ten Early Songs (1994)

3 First published in Samuel Barber: Ten Selected Songs (2008)

Ask me to rest 1 • Au claire de lune 1 • Beggar's Song 2 • Fantasy in Purple 1 • In the dark pinewood 2 • La nuit 1 • Love at the Door 2 • Love's Caution 2 • Man 1 • Mother, I cannot mind my wheel 3 • Music, when soft voices die 1 • Night Wanderers 2 • Of that so sweet imprisonment


  • A Green Lowland Of Pianos
  • A Last Song
  • A Nun Takes The Veil
  • A Slumber Song Of Madonna
  • An Earnest Suit To His Unkind Mistress Not To Forsake Him
  • Ask Me To Rest
  • At Saint Patrick's Purgatory
  • Au Clair De La Lune
  • Beggar's Song
  • Bessie Bobtail
  • Church Bell At Night
  • Départ
  • Despite And Still
  • Fantasy In Purple
  • Hey Nonny No!
  • I Hear An Army
  • I Never Though That Youth Would Go
  • In The Dark Pinewood
  • In The Wilderness
  • Invocation To Youth
  • La Nuit
  • Lady, When I Behold The Roses
  • Le Clocher Chante
  • Little Children Of The Wind
  • Longing
  • Love At The Door
  • Love's Caution
  • Man
  • Monks And Raisins
  • Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel
  • Music, When Soft Voices Die
  • My Lizard (Wish For A Young Love)
  • Night Wanderers
  • Nocturne
  • Now Have I Fed And Eaten Up The Rose
  • Nuvoletta
  • O Boundless, Boundless Evening
  • Of That So Sweet Imprisonment
  • Peace
  • Promiscuity
  • Puisque Tout Passe
  • Rain Has Fallen
  • Sea-snatch
  • Serenader
  • Sleep Now
  • Solitary Hotel
  • St. Ita's Vision
  • Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
  • Strings In The Earth And Air
  • Sure On This Shining Night
  • The Crucifixion
  • The Daisies
  • The Desire For Hermitage
  • The Heavenly Banquet
  • The Monk And His Cat
  • The Praises Of God
  • The Queen's Face On The Summery Coin
  • The Secrets Of The Old
  • There's Nae Lark
  • Thy Love
  • Tombeau Dans Un Parc
  • Un Cygne
  • Watchers
  • Who Carries Corn And Crown
  • With Rue My Heart Is Laden
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