Samuel Barber Complete works

Vocal music
Instrumental music
Incidental music

Work for choir (9)

Song, lied (14)

Opera (3)

Work for soloist (9)

Work for chamber orchestra (9)

Work for orchestra (14)

Work for orchestra with soloist (6)

Ballet (3)

Creative activity

Creative activity

based on dated works only

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Duration of the works

(average or estimed)

 Number of works

1924

55 years

1978

 

Number of works

 

Duration of the works (average or estimed)

Dated works

1978

age 68
Work for orchestra with soloist

Canzonetta for oboe and string orchestra, Op. 48


Work for orchestra

Third Essay for orchestra, Op. 47


1977

age 67
Work for soloist

Ballad for piano, Op. 46


1976

age 66

1975

age 65

1974

age 64

1973

age 63

1972

age 62
Song, lied

3 Songs, Opp. 45


Work composed for voice and piano

1. Now I have fed and eaten up the rose, Op. 45 No. 1

2. A green lowland of pianos, Op. 45 No. 2

1971

age 61
Work for orchestra

Fadograph of a Yestern Scene, Op. 44


Work composed for orchestra

Work for choir

The Lovers, Op. 43


Work composed for Baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra

1970

age 60

1969

age 59

1968

age 58
Song, lied

Despite and Still (5 songs), Op. 41


Work composed for voice and piano

Song, lied

2 Pieces, Opp. 42


1. Twelfth Night, Op. 42 No. 1

2. To be Sung on the Water, Op. 42 No. 2

1967

age 57
Work for choir

Lamb of God


Work composed for mixed chorus and piano

Work for chamber orchestra

Mutations from Bach


Work composed for brass and timpano

Work for choir

Agnus Dei, Op. 11b


Work composed for mixed chorus and piano

1966

age 56
Opera

Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40


texts by Franco Zeffirelli

dedicated to Orazio Orlando

Premiere on 1966-09-16

1965

age 55
Work for choir

Easter Chorale


Work composed for double mixed chorus a cappella

1964

age 54
Work for orchestra

Night Flight, Op. 19a


Work composed for orchestra

1963

age 53

1962

age 52
Work for orchestra with soloist

Piano Concerto, Op. 38


Work composed for piano and orchestra

Song, lied

Andromache’s Farewell, Op. 39


Work composed for soprano and orchestra

1961

age 51

1960

age 50
Work for orchestra

Dei Natali (chorale preludes for Christmas), Op. 37


Work composed for orchestra

Work for orchestra with soloist

Toccata Festiva, Op. 36


Work composed for organ and orchestra

1959

age 49
Opera

A Hand of Bridge, Op. 35


Chamber opera, composed for voice and chamber orchestra

Work for soloist

Nocturne, Op. 33


dedicated to John Field

Work composed for piano

1958

age 48
Work for orchestra

Intermezzo from “Vanessa”


Work composed for orchestra

Work for chamber orchestra

Canzone, Op. 38a


Work composed for flute, violin and piano

Work for soloist

Wondrous Love: Variations on a Shape-note Hymn, Op. 34


Work composed for organ

1957

age 47
Opera

Vanessa, Op. 32


Premiere on 1958-01-15

1956

age 46

1955

age 45
Work for chamber orchestra

Summer Music, Op. 31


Work composed for woodwind quintet

Published in 1956

1954

age 44
Work for choir

Prayers of Kierkegaard, Op. 30


Work composed for soprano, choir and orchestra

1953

age 43
Song, lied

Hermit Songs, Opp. 29


Work composed for voice, piano and string quartet

1. At St Patrick’s Purgatory, Op. 29 No. 1

2. Church Bell at Night, Op. 29 No. 2

3. St Ita’s Vision, Op. 29 No. 3

4. The Heavenly Banquet, Op. 29 No. 4

5. The Crucifixion, Op. 29 No. 5

6. Sea Snatch, Op. 29 No. 6

7. Promiscuity, Op. 29 No. 7

8. The Monk and his Cat, Op. 29 No. 8

9. The Praises of God, Op. 29 No. 9

10. The Desire for Hermitage, Op. 29 No. 10

Work for orchestra

Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a


Published in 1955

1952

age 42
Work for chamber orchestra

Souvenirs (piano 4-Hands), Op. 28b


Work composed for piano 4 hands

Work for soloist

Souvenirs (piano), Op. 28a


Work composed for piano

Ballet

Souvenirs (ballet), Op. 28


1951

age 41
Song, lied

Mélodies Passagères, Op. 27


Work composed for voice and piano

1950

age 40

1949

age 39
Work for soloist

Sonata for piano, Op. 26


Work in E-flat minor

Premiere on 1949-12-09

1948

age 38
Song, lied

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24


Work composed for soprano and orchestra

1947

age 37
Song, lied

Nuvoletta, Op. 25


Work composed for voice and piano

Ballet

Medea - Cave of the Heart


1946

age 36
Work for orchestra

Medea (suite), Op. 23b


Work composed for orchestra

Ballet

Cave of the Heart, Op. 23


1945

age 35
Work for orchestra with soloist

Cello Concerto, Op. 22


Work composed for cello and orchestra

1944

age 34
Work for orchestra

Symphony No. 2, Op. 19


Work composed for orchestra

Work for orchestra with soloist

Capricorn Concerto, Op. 21


Work composed for flute, oboe, trumpet and strings

Work for soloist

4 Excursions, Opp. 20


Work composed for piano

Published in 1942

1943

age 33
Work for orchestra

Commando March


Work composed for orchestra

Song, lied

2 Songs, Opp. 18


Work composed for voice and piano

1. The Queen's Face on the Summery Coin, Op. 18 No. 1

2. Monks and Raisins, Op. 18 No. 2

1942

age 32
Work for orchestra

Second Essay for orchestra, Op. 17


1941

age 31

1940

age 30
Work for choir

Reincarnations, Opp. 16


Work composed for mixed chorus a cappella

Composed from 1937

1. Reincarnation: Mary Hynes, Op. 16 No. 1

2. Reincarnation: Anthony O’Daly, Op. 16 No. 2

Work for choir

A Stopwatch and Ordnance Map, Op. 15


Work composed for male choir and timpano

Song, lied

4 Songs, Opp. 13


1. A nun takes the veil--heaven-haven, Op. 13 No. 1

2. The secrets of the old, Op. 13 No. 2

3. Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

4. Nocturne, Op. 13 No. 4

1939

age 29
Work for orchestra with soloist

Violin Concerto, Op. 14


Work composed for violin and orchestra

1938

age 28
Work for choir

God’s Grandeur


Work composed for double chorus a cappella

1937

age 27
Song, lied

10 Early songs


Work composed for voice and piano

Work for orchestra

First Essay for orchestra, Op. 12


1936

age 26
Work for chamber orchestra

Adagio for strings, Op. 11a


Work in B-flat minor

Work for orchestra

Symphony No. 1, Op. 9, “Symphony in one movement”


Work for chamber orchestra

String Quartet, Op. 11


Work composed for string quartet

Song, lied

3 Songs, Opp. 10


Work composed for voice and piano

1. Rain has fallen, Op. 10 No. 1

2. Sleep now, Op. 10 No. 2

Work for choir

2 Pieces for voices a cappella, Opp. 8


1. The Virgin Martyrs, Op. 8 No. 1

2. Let Down the Bars, O Death, Op. 8 No. 2

1935

age 25

1934

age 24
Work for chamber orchestra

Suite for carillon


Song, lied

3 Songs, Opp. 2


Work composed for voice and piano

1. The daisies, Op. 2 No. 1

2. With Rue my heart is laden, Op. 2 No. 2

1933

age 23
Work for orchestra

Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7


1932

age 22
Work for chamber orchestra

Cello Sonata, Op. 6


Work in C minor, composed for cello and piano

Work for soloist

Interlude I, “adagio for Jeanne”


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

2 Interludes, Opp. 4


Work composed for piano

1931

age 21
Work for orchestra

The School for Scanda, Op. 5


Overture, composed for orchestra

Song, lied

Dover Beach, Op. 3


Work composed for Baritone and String Quartet

1930

age 20

1929

age 19

1928

age 18
Work for chamber orchestra

Serenade for string orchestra, Op. 1


1927

age 17

1926

age 16

1925

age 15

1924

age 14
Work for soloist

3 Sketches


Work composed for piano

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