The following works are drawn from a substantial catalog of art songs by Frederick Frahm. For a list of additional works, please contact the composer. Click on see pages to read sample scores. To order your own copy of any title, click on the order music link. You will be directed to Musica Neo for an instant download, or to a retailer website for published editions. To hear the music, click on hear the music and your browser will be directed to the composer's YouTube Channel where you can search for the title you want to hear.
Pieta (voice and piano)
An extended solo song in three sections for high voice and piano. The text is from a poem by Eric Pankey entitled 'Detail from The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ' (The Late Romances, 1997). Of this setting, the poet has said "...this is lovely and the mood seems perfect for the poem. I am honored and delighted."
3 Songs (voice & piano)
A short set of art songs on texts by 20th century American Women poets Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie, and Adelaide Crapsey. The cycle meditates on love lost and a preoccupation with death. The poems set in the collection include 'After Love' (Teasdale), 'Little Elegy' (Wylie), and 'Shroud Song' (Crapsey). The music is scored for high voice and piano.
Pastorale (voice & piano)
A song based on a 'summery' poem by American poet Hart Crane which is scored for baritone and piano. The setting was composed in April of 2012 and is dedicated to Edmund Connolly and Maxine Thévenot. The poem is drawn from Crane's collection entitled 'White Buildings', which was originally published in 1926. The song runs three and a half minutes in performance time.
How Lovely Are Your Dwellings (voice, oboe & organ)
A larger setting of the New Zealand Prayer Book adaptation of Psalm 84. The music for soprano solo, oboe, and organ, was commissioned as an anniversary gift for a couple celebrating 68 years of marriage. The music is expansive and reminiscent of an English Cathedral anthem. The first performance of this music was given on Maundy Thursday 2011 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
4 Songs (voice & piano)
A collection of songs for tenor solo and piano pondering humanity and mortality. The cycle includes settings of poems by Geoffrey Hill (Assisi Fragments), Witter Bynner (Voices in the staircase), Robinson Jeffers (Life from the Lifeless), and Archibald MacLeish (The Wind and the Sea).