Celius Dougherty, 1902-86

Opera, Art Songs, & Folk Arrangements

Celius Dougherty

"This volume...should be in the libraries of every music school & voice teacher."

- Judith Carman,  Journal of Singing, March/April, 2005

CELIUS   DOUGHERTY:
30 ART SONGS

 in Original Keys, for Medium / High Voice & Piano

"American composer Celius Dougherty 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 This edition includes several songs that were previously unpublished.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." - G. Schirmer

Song Title (underlined titles can be played.)Source of textOriginal coverAudio Sample?
Beauty is not CausedEmily Dickinson  
Bird & the Beast 10 Year Old BoyCoveryes
Children’s Letter to the UNKindergarten Class  
Declaration of Independence4 Year Old Boy  
Everyone SangSiegfried Sassoon   
The First ChristmasElizabeth Fleming  
Green Meadows Celius Dougherty yes
Hush’d Be the Camps Today Walt Whitman  
The KéChinese 718 BC   
little fourpawsE. E. Cummings  
Love in the DictionaryFunk & Wagnall's   
Loveliest of TreesA. E. Housman  
Madonnah of the Evening FlowersAmy Lowell  
A Minor BirdRobert Frost  
O by the byE. E. Cummings  
PianissimoEli Ives Collins  
PortraitBrowning  
PrimaveraAmy Lowell  yes
ReviewCelius Dougherty yes
Serenader Dillon  
Sonatina Rose Flyeman  
Song for AutumnMary Webb  
Sound the FluteBlake yes
The StrangerGaelic  
TapestryDouglas  
Thy fingers make early flowersE. E. Cummings  
until and I heardE. E. Cummings  
UpstreamCarl Sandburg  
WeathersHardy  
What the Bullet SangBret Hart  

"It is truly good news for singers and pianists that they will  again have easy access to the songs of Celius Dougherty.  Thanks to G. Schirmer for bringing back in one volume many of his previously published songs and adding a second volume of his gorgeous folksong arrangements, including several never published before.  Dougherty's songs are eminently singable – he knew how to write a good tune with an ingratiating piano part – and his humorous songs are among the wittiest in the literature.  I look forward to hearing them on many singers' recitals."    - Paul Sperry, director of Joy in Singing

 

"The substance of art song...the directness and storytelling function of folksong...worthy of concert performance at the highest level...wonderful vehicles for study."
Judith Carman, Journal of Singing,  March/April, 2005 

2 Editions:  High & Low Voice with Piano

Across the Western Ocean * Barbara Allen * Blow Ye Winds * Bring My Lulu Home * Buffalo Boy * Colorado Trail *  Come All You Fair and Tender Maidens * I Wish I Were on Yonder Hill *  The Lady Who Loved a Pig * Mobile Bay * O Waly, Waly * Red River Valley * Rio Grande * Shady Grove * Shenandoah * Stewball *  Wayfaring Stranger * What You Gonna Do When the Meat Gives Out

To order Folk Songs & Chanties - High or Low

          

   SERENADER: 

     Songs  and  a  Sonata

           74 minute CD,  2003                        

             available at  iTunes                                        

 

Barcarole * Bird And The Beast * Blow Ye WindsBring My Lulu Home *  Exotic Lullaby   * Green Meadows  * The K'e  * Love in the Dictionary  *  A Minor Bird   *  Madonna of the Evening Flowers  *  O Waly, Waly  * Primavera * Review * Serenader   * Songs of the American Countryside * Wayfaring Stranger * Weathers  * Music from Seas and Ships

12 art songs, 4 folk arrangements, 4 folk duets and a duo-piano sonata of sea chanties....  In 2002 Paul Sperry devoted half of his annual celebration of American composers at the Lincoln Center Library to songs by Celius.  The performers were the winners of the prestigious Joy In Singing competition.  Following the concert three of these wonderful singers - Jennifer O'Loughlin, James Martin and Scott Murphree - made studio recordings of 9 songs for this CD, accompanied by Israel Gursky.  Charleston's finest soprano and accompanist, Deanna McBroom and Robin Zemp, respectively, combined to record the first Dougherty song that was published, Green Meadows (1925), Wayfaring Stranger (1967) and his tour de force, Madonna of the Evening Flowers (1949.)  Tony Offerle's rich baritone voice joined them for Songs of the American Countryside (1967,) four unpublished folk duets.  The finale is Music from Seas and Ships, a duo-piano sonata of sea chanties, performed by Fabiana Claure and William Villaverde.

Singers:  James Martin, Deanna McBroom, Scott Murphree, Tony Offerle & Jennifer O'Loughlin.

Pianists:  Fabiana Claure, Israel Gursky, William Villaverde & Robin Zemp.


 ALL  VOCAL  WORKS 

 All titles listed below are held in the CeliusDougherty.Org archive, the Schubert Club museum, the music libraries at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Olaf College and the College of Charleston.  Titles in bold are in print.  If the song was set for more than one vocal range, bold print indicates the one that was published.  Underlined titles can be played.

indicates that the song is included on the CD, Serenader.
**  indicates that a video clip of this song, accompanied by Celius, is available on this web site.   Published works are delineated by initials as follows:  "GS" for G. Schirmer, "BH" for Boosey & Hawkes, "CF" for Carl Fisher, "HWG" for H W Gray Co. and "Ch" for J & W Chester, Ltd.  The opera for children, Many Moons, is out of print but can be rented from the publisher by clicking  GS.

OPERA

Damia

f. Petronius Satyricon

1935

  Fl,Ob,Cl,Ba,Tru,Tro,Tu,Ho,Ha,Ty,Strings
Many Moons

f. Thurber

1961

GS

  piano

Many Moons

f. Thurber

 

GS

 Fl,Ob,Cl,Ba,Tru,Tro,Tu,Ho,Ha,Ty,Strings


ART SONGS

Abend im Dome

Ernst Shellenberg

 

 

Medium

Barcarole

Amy Lowell

 

 

 

Beauty is Not Caused

Emily Dickinson

1948

GS

Medium

The Bird and the Beast  *

Sir Ernest Gowers

1951

GS

Medium
Children’s Letter to the U.N.

Public School #90

1949

GS

Medium

A Cliff Song 

Austin Clarke

 

 

High

Choral   

Hi with 2 Pianos

Declaration of Independence

Wolcott Gibbs

1971

GS

   Med, Low

Dirge in woods

George Meredith

1932

 

Medium

The Eastern Gate

Chinese, 680 B.C.

 

 

Low

Emily Dickinson on the Birth of her Nephew

Emily Dickinson

 

 

High

Evening Song  

Sherwood Anderson

 

 

Medium

Everyone Sang  

Siegfried Sassoon

2004

GS

High,  Low

Exhortation

Walt Whitman

 

 

High

Exotic Lullaby  *

Jeane Parke

1932

 

High

Extase        (for Eva Gauthier)

Victor Hugo

1925

 

High

The First Christmas

Elizabeth Fleming

1950

GS

High

Follies 

Carl Sandburg

 

 

High

Frauenhand

Theodore Storm

  

Medium

Grand Is The Seen

Walt Whitman

1959

 

High, Low

Green Meadows  *

Celius Dougherty

1925

GS

High

Harry Ploughman (Passacaglia)

Gerard Manly Hopkins

1932

 

High

Heaven-Haven

Gerard Manly Hopkins

1955

CF

Medium

Hush’d Be the Camps Today

Walt Whitman

1948

GS

Med,  Low

I Hear America Singing 

Walt Whitman

 

 

Hi, Med ,Lo

I Hear an Army

James Joyce

1932

 

High

I Never Felt at Home

Emily Dickinson

 

 

Medium

If Love Were What The Rose Is 

Swinburn

1948

 

High

In This Meadow Starred With Spring

Siegfried Sassoon

1960

 

Med, Low

in time of daffodils 

Cummings

1964

 

Medium

The Ké      *     **

Chinese, 718 B. C.

1951

GS

Medium

A Lady

Amy Lowell

 

 

High

Les Deux Flutes

Toussaint

 

 

High

Little four paws

Cummings

1960

GS

Medium

Lost

Carl Sandburg

 

 

High

Love in the Dictionary  *    **

Funk & Wagnalls

1948

GS

High, Med

Loveliest of Trees

Hausman

1948

BH

Medium

Madonna of the Evening Flowers *

Amy Lowell

1949

BH

Medium

A Minor Bird  *

Frost

1958

GS

Med,  Low

Morning Glory

Chinese, 1121 B.C.

1965

 

Med, Low

Music

Amy Lowell

1951

CF

Medium

A Mystic as Soldier

Siegfried Sassoon

 

 

High

New England Pastorale

Emily Dickinson

 

BH

Medium

The Nightingale Has A Lyre Of Gold

W.E. Henley

1951

 

High, Med

No Coward Soul (Last Lines)

Emily Bronte

 

 

 

O by the by

Cummings

1960

GS

Med, High

O Captain! My Captain!

Walt Whitman

 

 

Low

Oncet in a Museum

Weaver

 

CF

 High

Peddler of Flowers

Amy Lowell

 

 

 

Pianissimo

Eli Ives Collins

1948

GS

High, Med

Pied Beauty 

Gerard Manly Hopkins

1932

 

High

Pierrot's Song  

Sara Teasdale

 

 

Medium

Portrait

Browning

1948

GS

High, Med

Portrait of a Lady

Amy Lowell

 

CF

Low, High

Primavera *

Amy Lowell

1948

GS

High

Review *

Celius Dougherty

2004

GS

High, Med

See Yon Opening Flower 

Percy B Shelley

 

 

Medium

Serenader  *

Dillon

1950

GS

High, Med

Sonatina

Rose Fyleman

 1948

GS

Medium

Song for a Mariner

Swinburn

1960

 

 

Song for Autumn

Mary Webb

 

GS

High, Med

The Song Of Natchez Under The Hill

John Gould Fletcher

 

 

High

Song of the Jasmin

Arabian Nights

1957

BH

High

Sound the Flute   **

Blake

1957

GS

Medium

Spring Song

Rupert Brooke

   
The Stranger

Gaelic

1955

GS

High

Summertime

Gershwin

  

Hi, with 2 pianos

Sweet Spring Is Your Time

Cummings

1959

GS

Duet

Tapestry

Douglas

 

GS

Medium

The Taxi

Amy Lowell

1962

CF

Medium

these children singing in stone

Cummings

 

 

Medium

Thy fingers make early flowers of all things

Cummings

1959

GS

Medium

Tilly

James Joyce

1932

 

Medium

To a Toad

Edgar Fawcett

1932

 

Low

Until and I heard

Cummings

1959

GS

Med, High

Upstream

Carl Sandburg

1959

GS

Hi, Med, Lo

Valley Song 

Carl Sandburg

 

 

Medium

Vor Der Ernte 

Conrad F. Meyer

 

 

Medium

Weathers  *

Hardy

1951

GS

Medium

What the Bullet Sang

Bret Hart

2004

GS

High

who were so dark of heart 

Cummings

1964

 

Medium

The Winds 

Swinburn

 

 

Medium


BALLADS & FOLK ARRANGEMENTS

FIVE FOLK SETTINGS

 

1953

  
Bring My Lulu Home  *

American

 

GS

High & Low

Colorado Trail

American

 

GS

High & Low
The Lady Who Loved a Pig

American

 

GS

High & Low
Stewball

American

 

GS

High & Low
What You Gonna Do When the  Meat Gives Out

American

 

GS

High & Low
SEA CHANTIES

 

                     1948

 

 

Across the Western Ocean

Irish

 

GS

High & Low

Blow, ye Winds  *

 

 

GS

High & Low

Mobile Bay 

 

 

GS

High & Low

Rio Grande

 

 

GS

High & Low

Shenandoah

 

 

GS

High & Low

  

 

 

 

 

SONGS OF THE AMERICAN COUNTRYSIDE   

                                                  Folk Duets

                           1966

 

 

Wayfaring Stranger

 

 

 

sopra & barit

The Gambling Suitor   *

 

 

 

sopra & barit

Goodbye Fare You Well  *

 

 

 

sopra & barit

The Ballad of Edward  

 

 

 

sopra & barit

MaryAnne  *

 

 

 

sopra & barit

Uncle Joe's Reel   *      

 

 

 

sopra & barit

   

 

 
   

 

 
Ballad of Edward

Appalachian – Niles

1967

 

Med Duet w/ Guitar

Ballad of William Sycamore

Stephen Vincent Benet

1969

 

High & Med

Barbara Allen

English Ballad

2004

GS

High & Low

Bonnie Eloise

Thomas

 

 

Medium

Colin’s Cattle

Celtic Lyre

 

 

Med  w/ Guitar

Come all Ye Fair & Tender  Maidens

                                    Appalachian

 

 

Hi & Lo,  Med w/ Guit, Med w/ Flute, Cl & Harp, SSA

Buffalo Boy

Lomax

2004

GS

High & Low

The Cuckoo

Lomax

 

 

   SSA,  Med w/ Guit, Med w/ Guitar & Flute

Good-bye Fare You Well

Sea Chantey

1967

 

Low

I Wish I Were on Yonder Hill

Irish

 2004

GS

High & Low

The Little Mohee

Songs of N. Carolina

 

 

Med  w/ Guitar

Mary Ann

Canadian

 

 

Med  w/ Guitar

Red River Valley

 

2004

GS

High & Low

Riding to Heaven

Spiritual

  

Med

Searching for Lambs

Folksongs of Europe

 

 

Med  w/ Guitar

Shady Grove

Lomax

2004

 

Hi & Lo, Med  w/ Guit

She Moved Through the Fair

 

 

 

Medium

She’s Like the Swallow

Canadian

 

 

Med w/ Guitar,  Lo Duet

Song for Babe

Lomax

 

 

Medium

Song of the Children

English

  

Medium

Waly Waly  *

English Folk Song

2004

GS

High & Low

The Water Cresses

Appalachian – Niles

 

 

   Med,  Lo w/ Guitar

Wayfaring Stranger  *

American

2004

GS

High & Low


CHORAL

FIVE SEA CHANTIES  

Across the Western  Ocean  

Sea Chantey

2005GSSATB, TTB, SA, TTBB
Blow Ye Winds

Sea Chantey

1956GSTTBB
Mobile Bay

Afro-Am Chantey

1956GSTTBB
Rio Grande

Sea Chantey

1956GSTTBB
Shenandoah

Sea Chantey

1956GSTTBB
FOLK SETTINGS   
Buffalo Boy

Tennessee

1971

GSSATB
Colorado Trail

Sandburg

1953

 

SATB, TTB, SA, TTBB

Come All Ye Fair & Tender Maids      

Appalachian

  SSA
The Cuckoo

Appalachian

  SSA
Mary Ann

Canadian

1967

GS SSA, SAB,

Shady Grove

 

2005GS SATB, SSA, 2 PART

THE HAPPY SHEPHERD   

Little Lamb

Blake

1957

 SSA, SATB
Sound the Flute

Blake

1957

GS SSA, SATB
The Shepherd

Blake

1957

 SATB
     
Ave Maria

Stravinsky

  

SATB

Childrens Letter to the U.N.

Kindergarten

1949

GS SAB, TTBB ,SATB
A Christmas Tableau

French Book of Hours

 

 SATB, SSA
Declaration of Independence

Gibbs

1971

GSSSA
The First Christmas

Fleming

2005 1950

GSSATB, SAB, 2 PART SSA,TTBB, TB w/strings 
Love in the Dictionary

Funk & Wagnall's

1949

 SSA  
A Minor Bird

Frost

1958

GS SATB, SAB, SSA   TTBB w/ bar solo
A Prayer in Spring

Frost

 

 SATB, SSA
Scottish Christmas Carol

 

  SATB
Sound the Flute

Blake

1957

GSSSA
The World’s Desire

G. K. Chesterton

  SATB

SONG CYCLES

EGLANTINE AND IVEY :    

          8 Sonnets from the Portuguese

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

        1976  

 

 

The Face of All the World

 

 

 

Medium

Say Over Again 

 

 

 

Medium

Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers

 

 

 

High, Medium

Thou Hast Thy Calling

 

 

 

Medium

When Our Two Souls Stand Up

 

 

 

Medium

The First Time the Sun Rose

 

 

 

Medium

And Yet, Because Thou Overcomest So

 

 

 

Medium

Beloved, My Beloved

 

 

 

Medium

SEVEN SONGS

e. e. cummings

 

 

 

O Thou to whom the musical white spring

 

1960

 

High

Until and I heard

 

1959

GS

Med, High

Little four paws

 

1960

GS

Medium

O by the by

 

1960

GS

Med, High

Thy fingers make early flowers of all things

 

1959

GS

Medium

I thank you god for most this amazing day

 

1964

 

High

Your little voice

 

1964

 

High, Low

WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH

                          Walt Whitman

               1963

 

 

Darest Thou Now, O Soul 

 

 

 

Medium

Whispers of Heavenly Death

 

 

 

Medium

Quicksand Years That Whirl Me

 

 

 

Medium

Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours

 

 

 

Medium

At The Last, Tenderly

 

 

 

Medium


 SONGS TO CHILDREN’S TEXTS

The Bird and the Beast  *

Sir Ernest Gowers

1951

GS

Medium
Children’s Letter to the U.N.

Public School #90, Queens

1949

GS

Medium
Declaration of Independence

Wolcott Gibbs

1971

GS

Medium
Sonatina

Rose Fyleman

1948

GS

Medium

SONGS WITH ORCHESTRA

Ballad of William  Sycamore

Steven V. Benet

1969

Hi /Pic,Fl,Ob,Cl,Ba,Ho4,Tru3,Tro,Tu,Ti,Strings
Blow Ye Winds

Sea Chanty

1955

Med w/Fl, Ob, Cl, Ba, Ho, Tru, Ty, Strings
Childrens Letter to the U.N.

Kindergarten

1950

SATB w/ Fl, Cl, Ba, Ho, Tr, Tu, Ty
Everyone Sang

Sassoon

1956

Hi w/Fl, Ob, Cl, Ba,Ho,Tru,Tro,Tu,Ty, Strings
First Christmas

Fleming

1954

Med w/ Fl, Ob, Cl, Ba,Ho,Ce, Strings
Hush'd Be the Camps Today

Whitman

1952

Med w/Fl, Ob, Cl, Ba, Ho, Tr, Trom, Ty, Strings
Shenandoah

Sea Chanty

1955

Med w/Fl,Ob,Cl,Bsn,Hn,Strings
Whispers of Heavenly Death

Whitman

1963

Med w/ Fl,Cl,Ba2,Ho3,Tr2,Tu,Perc,Strings

RELIGIOUS

A Christmas Tableau

f. French Book of Hours

  SSA
Effort Benediction

George A. Tigh

1985

Lorenz

Medium
First Christmas

Elizabeth Fleming

1950

GS

Hi, Medium, TTBB, SA, SATB, TB w/strings
Garden Hymn

Southern Folk Hymn

1985

 

High

In this Meadow Starred with Spring

Siegfried Sassoon

 

 

Medium & Low
Jesu, Fairer than Earth’s Fairest

Richard Butler

 

 

High
Last Lines

Dag Hammarskjold

 

 

Medium
Nativity

f. A Book of Hours

 

 

Medium
No Coward Soul   (Last Lines)

Emily Bronte

 

 

High
Philip's Song

George A. Tigh

1986

Lorenz

Medium
Pied Beauty

Gerard Manley Hopkins

 

 

High
Riding to Heaven

Spiritual

 

 

Medium
A Scotish Christmas Carol

Scottish

 

 

SATB
The Song of the Children

Old English

 

 

Medium
A Sort of Christmas Song

Richard Butler

 

 

Medium
The Stranger

Gaelic

1955

GS

High, Med
The World's Desire

G. K. Chesterton

 

 

SATB
   

 

 
THE HAPPY SHEPHERD

William Blake

 

 

 
   a.  The Lamb  

 

SATB, Med
   b.  Sound the Flute  1957

GS

SATB, Med
   c.  The Shepherd   SATB

Titles in bold print are included in Celius Dougherty - 30 Art Songs or Celius Dougherty - Folksongs and Chanties (G. Schirmer, 2004.) Underlined titles can be played.

*   indicates that a recording is included on the compact disc,  Serenader:  Songs & a Sonata by Celius Dougherty, available for $12 plus shipping and taxes if applicable. 

**  indicates that  a video clip of this song, accompanied by Celius, is available on this web site.