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RICHARD BLACK - PERFORMED REPERTOIRE: SONGS, as at May 2020.

Note that all this repertoire is music I've performed, complete, in front of an audience. There's plenty more I know but have never given in concert. The last time I made a rough count, there were about 1050 individual songs represented here, by 110 composers.

Denis ApIvor: Maw Bonnie Lad; As the Holly Groweth Green; Spleen; Flos Lunae; Villanelle; A hert tae break; Lamentaciónes (all but Flos Lunae premieres)
Dominick Argento: Six Elizabethan Songs
Irène Armitage: Woman’s Life
Jared Armstrong: Thee Blake songs
Barber: Mélodies Passagères; Hermit Songs; Sure on this Shining Night; A Green Lowland of Pianos; Secrets of the Old; Nocturne; A Nun takes the Veil; Nuvoletta
Richard Beaudoin: Three Darsham Songs
Beethoven: Kennst du das Land?; Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt; Freudvoll und Leidvoll
Bellini: Approx. 10 songs
Alban Berg: Seven Early Songs
Christopher Berg: Two poems of Nellie Hill
Berlioz: Les Nuits d’été; Zaïde
Bernstein: I Hate Music!; La bonne cuisine
Bolcom: Amor; Over the Piano; Waitin'; Toothbrush Time; Lime Jello
Aubrey Bowman: Approx. 12 songs including four Shakespeare Sonnets; The Good-Morrow
Brahms: Over 30 songs
Havergal Brian: If I could speak; When I lie ill; Why does thou wound and break my heart; The Land of Dreams
Bridge: Blow, blow, thou winter wind; Come to me in my dreams; Adoration; Day after day; Go not, happy day
Britten: Over 30 songs and folksong settings inc. Canticles 1, 2 & 3; Cabaret Songs; A Charm of Lullabies; Winter Words
Dafydd Bullock: Stormlieder
Alan Bush: Life’s Span; Voices of the Prophets; Woman’s Life; Four Seafarers’ Songs
Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
John Alden Carpenter; When I bring you colour'd toys; On the day when Death...; The sleep that flits on baby's eyes
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Approx. 15 Shakespeare settings, inc. 4 sonnets (UK premieres); five Coplas
Ronald Center: 5 songs
Chausson: Le Colibri; La Caravane; Le temps des lilas
Erik Chisholm: Seven songs to words by Lillias Scott
Coleridge-Taylor: Over 30 songs
Debussy: Over 15 songs inc. Ariettes Oubliées
Delius: It was a Lover and his Lass; To Daffodils; Spring; Chanson d’automne; La lune blanche; Twilight Fancies
Bernard van Dieren: Over 15 songs
Madeleine Dring: Five Betjeman Songs; Blow thou winter wind
Duparc: La vie anterieure; La vague et la cloche; Lamento; Soupir; L’invitation au voyage; Chanson Triste; Phidylé; Le manoir de Rosamonde; Elégie; Extase
Falla: Siete canciones popolares Españolas
Fauré: Over 25 songs
Finzi: Rhapsody; Rollicum-Rorum; To Lizbie Brown; Two Lips; Let us Garlands Bring; A Young Man's Exhortation [complete cycle]; Till Earth Outwears
Robert Fleming: The Confession Stone
Roberto Gerhard: Cancionero
Gibbs: Five Eyes; Silver; Spring
Granados: La maja dolorosa; El majo indiscreto
Grieg: Approx. 25 songs inc. Haugtussa; Reiseminder fra Fjeld og Fjord; Hjertets Melodier
Gurney: Approx. 12 songs including Five Elizabethan Songs
Hahn: Approx. 10 songs including A Chloris, Le Printemps, Si mes vers avaient des ailes
Hamilton Harty: The Rachray Man; Sea Wrack; The Stranger’s Grave; Scythe Song; Come, o come, my life’s delight; My Lagan Love
Haydn: Arianna a Naxos; several English Canzonettas
Michael Head: The Estuary; A Piper; Sweet chance; A Blackbird Singing; The Singer
Holst: The Dream City; Betelgeuse; The Floral Bandit; Now in these fairylands; Persephone; The Thought
Howells: King David; Girl's Song; There was a maiden; The Widow Bird
Laurence Armstrong Hughes: Seven Wilfred Owen Songs
Ireland: Adoration; Sea Fever; The Lent Lily; The Trellis; Santa Chiara; Rest; Her Song; A Thanksgiving; Songs Sacred & Profane
John Jordan: Song Cycle on poems by Christina Rossetti
Jeffrey Joseph: Boat of Stars: Three settings of poems by Siobhan Mooney
Kuula: Vanha syyslaulu; Paimenet; Sinipiika; Tuijotin tulehen kauan
Liszt: Comment, disaient-ils?; S’il est un charmant gazon; Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam; Du bist wie eine Blume
John McCabe: Three folksongs for soprano, clarinet and piano
Alistair MacGeorge: Six Yeats Songs
Alma Mahler: 16 songs
Gustav Mahler: Over 20 songs, inc. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Kindertotenlieder; Rückert Lieder; several of Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges; Neue Liebe; Gruss; Reiselied; Ich wollt’, meine Liebe; Herbstlied; Wasserfahrt
A. Merikanto: Pan; Keinutan kaikua; Salo kuutamolla
Messiaen: Harawi; Vocalise-étude
Milhaud: Chansons de Ronsard
Mompou: Quatre Mélodies; Damunt de tu només les flors; La fausse morte; L’insinuant
Montsalvatge: Cinco Canciones Negras
Mozart: Approx. 10 songs
Palmgren: Sjöjararen vid milan; Flickan knyter i Johannenatten; På stranden
Norman Peterkin: The Mountainy Singer
Ildebrando Pizzetti: Three Petrarch Sonnets; San Basilio; I Pastori
Poulenc: Over 25 songs inc. Airs Chantés; Le bestiaire; La courte paille; Banalités; Métamorphoses
Purcell: Over 12 songs and duets
Quilter: Approx. 18 songs including Five Shakespeare Songs
Rachmaninov: Approx. 10 songs inc. Spring Waters; Christ is Risen!; Before my window; The Lilacs
Ravel: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Respighi: L’ultima ebbrezza; Notturno; Tanto bella
Rodrigo: Quatro Madrigales Amatorias Espanolas
Ned Rorem: Approx. 20 songs, inc. Poèmes pour la paix; Ariel
Rossini: La Regata Veneziana; most of Serate Musicale; La Separazione; Bolero
Schubert: Over 60 songs including Winterreise
Schumann: Over 50 songs, including Liederkreis Op 39; Frauenliebe und -Leben; Dichterliebe
Francis George Scott: Approx. 20 songs
Sibelius: Den första kyssen; Våren flyktar hastigt; Fågellek; Norden; Och finns det en tanke; Kaiutar; Flickan kom; Jouluvirsi
Ronald Stevenson: Approx. 75 songs, inc. A Child’s Garden of Verses (first public perf.); Border Boyhood; 9 Haiku; The Seventh Beatitude; Rune of Deep Peace (premiere); Songs of Innocence (premiere); Hills of Home; The Gangrel Fiddler
R. Strauss: Approx. 30 songs, including 6 Brentano songs Op. 68
Jamieson Sutherland: Five Sylvia Plath Songs for Alice; At the Edge
Tippett: Songs for Ariel; The Heart’s Assurance
Tosti: Approx. 12 songs
Joaquin Turina: Poema en forma de canciones; Tres poemas
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; The House of Life; Four poems of Fredegond Shove; The Call; On Wenlock Edge
Walton: A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table; 3 Sitwell Songs
Warlock: Pretty Ring-Time; Mockery; The Lover’s Maze; Sleep; Sweet-and-Twenty; The Bayley Berith..., Along the Stream, Heracleitus
Derek Watson: Three Tennyson songs
Weill: Au fond de la Seine; Je ne t’aime pas; Youkali
Meirion Williams: Y Hwyr
Wolf: Approx. 30 songs
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Quattro Rispetti Op. 11
Zemlinsky: Walzer-Gesänge

Also songs by Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Verdi, Medtner, Moeran, Bizet, Spohr, Clara Schumann, Dvorák, Obradors, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Guastavino, Lopez Buchardo, Nin, Satie, Hagemann, Lachner, Schoenberg, Grainger, Foster, Peter Thorogood, Chabrier, Rubbra, William Busch, Hugh Shrapnel, David Hackbridge Johnson and others, and a wide selection of concert, opera and oratorio arias and songs from musicals.

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