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Ives: 129 Songs

Charles Ives
129 Songs
Edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock
MU12/A047
Ives: 129 Songs
Full Score (2004)
978-0-89579-524-3
9x12, lxxi + 527 pp.

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How many songs did Charles Ives (1874–1954) write? For years the songs of this iconoclastic American composer have only been known in imperfect editions of his 114 Songs (privately printed in 1922) and two collections published in Henry Cowell's New Music series: Thirty-Four Songs (1933) and Eighteen [with the title later changed to the correct Nineteen] Songs (1935), which include mostly reprints from 114 Songs (some with revisions) plus nine new songs. Virtually every page of these three standard songbooks reveals musical and textual errors, problematic notation, and puzzling inconsistencies.
The MUSA collection of 129 Songs is a critical edition of the 114 Songs, thirteen songs first published later, and two unpublished "songs without words"—in other words, all of Ives's solo songs except the fifty-four already published in critical editions by the late John Kirkpatrick (Eleven Songs and Two Harmonizations [1968], Sunrise [1977], and Forty Earlier Songs [1993]). The MUSA edition is based upon a comparative study of Ives's manuscript sketches and fair copies; his many copyists' scores; songs he revised for the New Music imprints; annotations by him in personal copies of those imprints and of 114 Songs; and manuscript and published text sources (by Ives, his wife Harmony Twichell Ives, and many other authors).

Additional critical commentary materials are available at the Charles Ives Society website: http://www.charlesives.org/critical_commentary/Ives%20129%20Songs.pdf
1. Slow March
2. A Song—For Anything:
a. Hear My Prayer, O Lord
b. When the waves softly sigh
c. Yale, Farewell!
3. At Parting
4. Abide with me
5. When stars are in the quiet skies
6. Nature’s Way
7. Mirage
8. Canon
9. Song for Harvest Season
10. Waltz
11. The Circus Band
12. A Night Song
13. A Christmas Carol
14. Rosamunde
15. Night of Frost in May
16. Songs my mother taught me
17. Amphion
18. My Native Land
19. A Son of a Gambolier
20. Kären
21. The World’s Wanderers
22. The South Wind / Die Lotosblume
23. A Night Thought
24. Marie
25. An Old Flame
26. In the Alley
27. I travelled among unknown men
28. Dreams
29. Qu’il m’irâit bien
30. Memories:
a. Very Pleasant
b. Rather Sad
31. There is a lane
32. Feldeinsamkeit / In Summer Fields
33. Ich grolle nicht / I’ll not complain
34. Chanson de Florian
35. Naught that country needeth
36. Forward into Light
37. Rough Wind
38. Harpalus
39. Evidence
40. Tarrant Moss
41. Slugging a Vampire
42. The Waiting Soul
43. Flag Song
44. Where the eagle cannot see
45. Omens and Oracles
46. Allegro
47. Romanzo (di Central Park)
48. Berceuse
49. Du alte Mutter / My dear old mother
50. The Children’s Hour
51. Élégie
52. Ilmenau / Over all the treetops
53. Weil’ auf mir / Eyes so dark
54. Walking
55. Those evening bells
56. The Light That Is Felt
57. The Cage
58. The World’s Highway
59. Spring Song
60. Soliloquy
61. Autumn
62. Tolerance
63. A Farewell to Land
64. Mists
65. Religion
66. Requiem
67. Vote for Names! Names! Names!
68. The Camp Meeting
69. His Exaltation
70. Watchman!
71. The New River
72. The See’r
73. December
74. Like a Sick Eagle
75. Luck and Work
76. Lincoln, the Great Commoner
77. Old Home Day
78. General William Booth Enters into Heaven
79. Thoreau
80. Swimmers
81. At the River
82. The Innate
83. In Flanders Fields
84. He Is There!
85. They Are There!
86. The Things Our Fathers Loved
87. Tom Sails Away
88. To Edith
89. Down East
90. Serenity
91. Cradle Song
92. Afterglow
93. The Collection
94. Grantchester
95. La fede
96. August
97. September
98. On the Counter
99. Maple Leaves
100. Charlie Rutlage
101. At Sea
102. Hymn
103. Remembrance
104. The “Incantation”
105. The Last Reader
106. The Housatonic at Stockbridge
107. The Indians
108. West London
109. Two Slants (Christian and Pagan):
a. Duty
b. Vita
110. Walt Whitman
111. The Rainbow (So May It Be!)
112. Majority
113. Premonitions
114. Nov. 2, 1920 (An Election)
115. The Side Show
116. “1, 2, 3”
117. Paracelsus
118. Ann Street
119. Immortality
120. Two Little Flowers
121. The Greatest Man
122. Resolution
123. Disclosure
124. The White Gulls
125. Evening
126. Aeschylus and Sophocles
127. On the Antipodes
128. Song without words [I]
129. Song without words [II]
Judith Carman, Journal of Singing, Sept/Oct 2005.
Gayle Sherwood-Magee, ISAM Newsletter, 34/2, Spring 2005.
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