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Four Walt Whitman Songs

For voice and piano. Texts by Walt Whitman.

Work Details


18 minutes

First Performance

1947, Concert Hall Society recording, William Horne, tenor, Adam Garner, piano

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

  • Instrumentation

    • Voice
    • Piano

Versions for high and low voice
European American Music, EA853

Original keys
European American Music, EA 584

  • Four Walt Whitman Songs 1942

    For voice and orchestra on texts by Walt Whitman. Orchestrations of “Beat! Beat! Drums!” and “O Captain! My Captain!” by Kurt Weill (1942). Orchestration of “Come Up from the Fields, Father” by Carlos Surinach (1956). Orchestration of “Dirge for Two Veterans” by Kurt Weill and John Baxindine (1942, 2013).

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