Art Songs (30) in Original Keys [medium/high voice]
American composer Celius Dougherty (1902-1986) is best remembered for his art songs. Gracious and witty, they show a love of words, with texts ranging from the most elite English and American poets to a dictionary entry ("Love in the Dictionary"). With adeep understanding of the voice and the piano, Dougherty created a body of song literature that lives on in a steady flow of student and professional performances. This edition includes several songs that were previously unpublished. Singers will love "Review," a hilariously detailed critic's account of a voice recital. Contents: A Minor Bird; Beauty is not caused; Declaration of Independence; Everyone Sang; The First Christmas; Green Meadows; Hush'd be the camps today; little fourpaws; Love in the Dictionary; Loveliest of trees; Madonna of the Evening Flowers; O BY THE BY; Pianissimo; Portrait; Primavera; Review; Serenader; Sonatina (Dougherty); Song for Autumn; Sound the Flute!; Tapestry; The Bird and the Beast; The Children's Letter to the United Nations; The K'e; The Stranger; Thy fingers make early flowers; UNTIL AND I HEARD; Upstream; Upstream; Weathers; What the Bullet Sang.