Ned Rorem

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Rorem is a key American composer of art song in addition to making substantial contributions to all classical music genres except electronics.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
War Scenes, cycle of 5 songs from Whitman for voice & piano 1969 Vocal Music
The Serpent, for voice & piano (from "Three Poems of Theodore Roethke") 1972 Vocal Music
Poems of Love and the Rain, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano 1962 Vocal Music
Poems of Walt Whitman, for voice & piano Vocal Music
Rain in spring, for voice & piano (from "Poems of Paul Goodman") 1949 Vocal Music
Eagles, for orchestra 1958 Orchestral
Air Music, variations (10) for orchestra 1974 Orchestral
Early in the Morning, for voice & piano 1955 Vocal Music
Alleluia, song for voice & piano 1946 Vocal Music
The Santa Fe Songs, song cycle of 12 poems of Witter Bynner for medium voice, violin, viola, cello & piano 1980 Vocal Music
Letters from Paris, for chorus & small orchestra 1966 Choral
Nantucket Songs, song cycle for voice & piano 1978 Vocal Music
O you whom I often and silently come, for voice & piano (from "Poems of Walt Whitman") 1957 Vocal Music
Little Elegy, for voice & piano 1949 Vocal Music
Violin Concerto 1985 Concerto
Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love, for chorus & organ 1955 Choral
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, for voice & piano Vocal Music
In Time of Pestilence, for chorus 1973 Choral
Piano Sonata No. 2 1949 Keyboard
String Quartet No.4 1994 Chamber Music
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