Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
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 a deep 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 This edition includes several songs that were previously unpublished.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: Beauty is not caused • The Bird and the Beast • The Children's Letter to the United Nations • Declaration of Independence • Everyone Sang • The First Christmas • Green Meadows • Hush'd be the camps today • The K'e • Little fourpaws • Love in the Dictionary • Loveliest of trees • Madonna of the Evening Flowers • A Minor Bird • O by the by • Pianissimo • Portrait • Primavera • Review • Serenader • Sonatina • Song for Autumn • Sound the Flute! • The Stranger • Tapestry • Thy fingers make early flowers • Until and I heard • Upstream • Weathers • What the Bullet Sang