Songs and Song Cycles (Voice and Piano)


AFTERTHOUGHT (1945)   [4']
Lyrics: LB
FP: 24 October 1948/Town Hall, NY/Nell Tangeman(S); Robert Cornman, piano
SGB-2710 Piano-vocal
See also Concert Works


AIN'T GOT NO TEARS LEFT   [3']
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation
See also Concert Works


ANOTHER LOVE   [1']
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green, LB
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


ARIAS AND BARCAROLLES (1988)   [31']
For Piano Four-Hands, Mezzo-Soprano and Baritone
Lyrics: LB, except No. III: Little Smary by Jennie Bernstein and No. VI: Oif Mayn Khas'neh (Y) by Yankev-Yitskhok Segal
I. Prelude II. Love Duet III. Little Smary IV. The Love of My Life V. Greeting
VI. Oif Mayn Khas'neh ("At My Wedding") VII. Mr. and Mrs. Webb Say Goodnight
VIII. Nachspiel
FP (with four singers, SABB): 9 May 1988/Equitable Center Auditorium, NY/Louise Edeiken (S) Joyce Castle (A) John Brandstetter (Bar) and Mordechai Kaston (Bar); Leonard Bernstein and Michael Tilson Thomas, piano
FP (two singers): 28 April 1989/Musuem of Art, Tel Aviv/Amalia Ishak (S) and Raphael Frieder (Bar); Irit Rub-Levy and Ariel Cohen, piano
VSB-160 Vocal score

See also Concert Works


BIG STUFF , from Fancy Free (1940s)   [2']
Lyrics: LB
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


LA BONNE CUISINE (1947)   [4']
Four Recipes for Voice and Piano
Recipes from La Bonne Cuisine Franšaise by Emile Dutoit (F); English version by LB
1. Plum Pudding 2. Queues de Boeuf ('Ox Tails") 3. Tavouk Guenksis
4. Civet Ó Toute Vitesse ("Rabbit at Top Speed")
FP: 10 October 1948/Town Hall, NY/Marion Bell (MS); Edwin MacArthur, piano
VAB-234 Vocal score
VAB-237 in Song Album



CANDIDE
SGB-2711
Buenos Aires (I Am Easily Assimilated) for voice and piano
SGB-2715 Glitter and Be Gay for voice and piano


CAPTAIN HOOK'S SOLILOQUY (1951)   [5']
Lyrics: LB
Originally written for Peter Pan
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


DREAM WITH ME (1944)   [4'30"]
For Voice and Piano with Cello Obbligato
Lyrics: LB
SGB-6041
See also Peter Pan under Theater Works


HERE COMES THE SUN (1964)   [1'30"]
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Originally written for The Skin of Our Teeth
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


I HATE MUSIC (1943)   [7']
A Cycle of Five Kid Songs for Soprano and Piano
Lyrics: LB
1. My Name is Barbara 2. Jupiter Has Seven Moons 3. I Hate Music ! 4. A Big Indian and a Little Indian (Riddle Song) 5. I'm a Person Too
FP: 24 August 1943/Public Library, Lenox, Mass/Jennie Tourel (MS); LB, piano
VAB-237 in Song Album


I KNOW A FELLOW (1940s)   [1'30"]
Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green & LB
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


I'M AFRAID IT'S LOVE (1940s)   [2']
Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green & LB
Originally written for On The Town
Song Album, Vol. II
In preparation


IT'S GOT TO BAD TO BE GOOD (1940s)   [2'30"]
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation



LAMENTATION
(Mvt. III from , Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah, 1943)   [11']
For Voice and Keyboard
Bible text: Lamentations (H)
SGB-6040 Transcribed for voice and piano or organ by F. Campbell-Watson
By arrangement with Warner Bros., Inc.

See also Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah under Concert Works


LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE (1956)   [2']
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Originally written for West Side Story
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation

MASS
SGB-2717
A Simple Song, for voice and piano 4'40"]
SGB-2713
The Word of the Lord, for voice and piano  [6']


MY NEW FRIENDS (1979) 2'30"]
Lyrics: LB
from The Madwoman of Central Park West
Song Album, Vol. II
In preparation


ON THE WATERFRONT?
Lyrics: John La Touche
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation



PETER PAN
See Song Album


PICCOLA SERENATA (1979)   [1']
Lyrics: LB
FP: 27 August 1979/Salzburg, Austria/Christa Ludwig (S); James Levine, piano
VAB-237   [Song Album


PSALM 148 (1935)   [4'30"]
For Voice and Keyboard
Text from the Bible, adapted by LB (E)
FP: 26 October 1993/Tully Hall, NY/Kathyrn Krasovec (MS); Cristina Stanescu, piano


RIO BAMBA (1940s)   [2'30"]
Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green & LB
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


SAY WHEN (1940s)   [2']
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Originally written for On The Town
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


SILHOUETTE (Galilee) (1951)   [2']
Lyrics: LB (E), incorporates a Lebanese folk song
FP: 13 February 1955/National Gallery of Art, Washington/Katherine Hanse (MS); Evelyn Swarthout, piano
VAB-237   [Song Album

See also Concert Works


SONG ALBUM (Vol. I, 1988)
Includes: I Hate Music; La Bonne Cuisine; Two Love Songs; So Pretty; PiccolaSerenata; Silhouette; A Simple Song ( Mass ); I Go On ( Mass ); Take Care Of This House(1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ); It Must Be So ( Candide ); Candide's Lament ( Candide )
From Peter Pan : Who Am I?/Peter, Peter/Never-Land/My House
VAB-237


SO PRETTY (1968)   [2']
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
FP: 21 January 1968/Philharmonic Hall, NY/Barbra Streisand (S); LB, piano
VAB-237   [Song Album
SGB-2718 Vocal solo

See also Concert Works


SPRING WILL COME AGAIN (1964)   [2'30"]
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Originally written for The Skin of Our Teeth
Song Album, Vol. II
In preparation


THE STORY OF MY LIFE (1952)   [3'30"]
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Originally written for Wonderful Town
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation

See also Concert Works


TAKE CARE OF THIS HOUSE (1976)   [4']
From 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
SWSGB-2707 Vocal solo

See also Concert Works


TWO LOVE SONGS (1949)   [4'30"]
Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke/English translation by Jessie Lemont
1. Extinguish My Eyes 2. When My Soul Touches Yours
FP: No. 1: 13 March 1949/Town Hall, NY; No. 2: 13 March 1963/Philharmonic Hall, NY/Jennie Tourel (MS); Alan Rogers, piano
VAB-237   Song Album
SGB-2716 Vocal solo

See also Concert Works


UP, UP, UP (1979)   [3'30"]
From The Madwoman of Central Park West
Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Song Album, Vol. II In preparation


VAYOMER ELOHIM   ["Let There Be Light"] (c. 1989)   [1']
For Voice and Keyboard
Text: Genesis 1:3 (H)
FP: 26 October 1993/Alice Tully Hall, NY/John Villars (T); Cristina Stanescu, piano
In preparation


YEVARECHECHA (from Opening Prayer, 1987)   [1'30"]
Transcribed for voice and organ
Text: Three-Fold Benediction from the Bible: Numbers 6:24-26 (H)
In preparation





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