Shout out to lady composers! I remember only really working on one female composed piece in undergrad by Clara Schumann. This was one of the MANY songs learned during my four years. Um… what? Even since I started teaching in 2011, my go-tos have always been songs written by male composers because that’s who I know. Not anymore! I have compiled a list of female composed classical pieces below.
Also, if you are a singer in the classical world, the Schirmer 24 Italian Songs & Arias book is a rite of passage. You will sing at least one, if not all, of these songs as you are ‘learning how to sing.’ This week, A Modern Reveal, along with Hildegard Publishing, released 24 Italian Songs and Arias by Women Composers! (Shameless plug because I just bought it!)
Without further ado, here are some lovely art songs:
“Fairy Lullaby” by Amy Beach
“A Dream” by Rebecca Clarke
“Nocturne” by Cyril Scott
“Love Let The Wind Cry… How I Adore Thee” by Undine Smith Moore
“The window” by Florence Aylward
What female-composed pieces do you love? Let me know in the comments!
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