Samuel Barber

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Born: 9 March 1910

Died: 23 January 1981


Samuel Osborne Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. His Adagio for Strings is among his most popular compositions and widely considered a masterpiece of modern classical music.

View the Wikipedia article on Samuel Barber.

List of choral works

Barber's published works were collected in Schirmer's Complete Choral Music (1969). The contents are as follows:

The Virgin Martyrs Opus 8, No. 1 Helen Waddel after Sigbert of Gembloux SSAA a cappella 1939

Let down the bars, O Death Op. 8, No. 2 Emily Dickinson SATB acap 1942

Agnus Dei (transcr. of Adagio, Op. 11) - SATB div. acap 1939/1967

Heaven-Haven (A Nun Takes the Veil) (arr. of song Op. 13#1) SATB acap 1961

Sure on this shining night (arr. of Op. 13#3) James Agee SATB piano 1941/1961

A Stopwatch and an Ordinance Map Stephen Spender TTBB Tympani 1942

Reincarnations Op. 16 (1. Mary Hines; 2. Anthony O Daly; 3. The Coolin) James Stephens SATB (passing AB divisi) acap 1942

The Monk and His Cat (arr. of the song, Op. 29) W. H. Auden, after anon. SATB div piano 1954/1967

Under the Willow Tree (from Vanessa) Mezzo solo with SATB piano reduction 1957-8/1959

Easter Chorale Pack Browning SATB Brass (3231), tympani & organ 1965

Two Choruses from Anthony and Cleopatra Op. 40 (1. On the Death of Anthony 2. On the Death of Cleopatra) [Menotti?] SSA & SATB div, respectively piano reduction 1968

Twelfth Night Opus 42, No. 1 Laurie Lee SATB (SB divisi) acap 1969

To be Sung on the Water Opus 42, No. 2 Louise Bogan SATB acap 1969


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