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Four Walt Whitman Songs (1942, 1947)

For voice and piano.
Texts by Walt Whitman.

Song List
Performance Information

Song list

1) Beat! Beat! Drums!
2) Oh Captain! My Captain!
3) Come up from the Fields, Father
4) Dirge for Two Veterans

Performance Information

Duration: 18 minutes
Published Editions: Versions for high and low voice, European American Music, EA853
Original keys, European American Music, EA 584
First known performance: 1947, Concert Hall Society recording, William Horne, tenor, Adam Garner, piano

Guide to orchestration, territory abbreviations, and publishers' symbols.


Concert Hall Society LP Series B, album 7 William Horne, tenor, Adam Garner, piano
Arabesque CD Z6579 Steven Kimbrough, baritone, Dalton Baldwin, piano
EMI Classics CD 7243 5 55028 2 7 Thomas Hampson, baritone, Craig Rutenberg, piano (includes "Dirge for Two Veterans")
Antes CD BM-CD 31.9105 Urs Affolter, vocals, Uli Kofler, piano (includes "Oh Captain! My Captain!")
Edition Al Segno CD as 2010 2 Stefanie Wüst, soprano, Thomas Wise, piano (includes "Dirge for Two Veterans")
Deutsche Grammophon CD 479 2472 Anna Prohaska, soprano, Eric Schnieder, piano (includes "Beat! Beat! Drums!," "Dirge for Two Veterans")


Also see Walt Whitman Songs, version for voice and orchestra.