The Universal Library of Music (Volume 7, Vocal)

This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.

Book Title: The Universal Library of Music (Volume 7: Vocal)
Publisher: Musician’s League of America
Copyright: 1913

This book has been posted in its entirety at Google Books: The Universal Library of Music


  • Scarlatti – Siciliana
  • Boito – Dai Campi from “Mephistopheles”
  • Handel – Frondi tenere from “Xerxes”
  • Handel – Let me wander not unseen from “L’Allegro”
  • Haydn – With Verdure Clad from “Creation”
  • Mozart – Vedrai carino from “Don Giovanni”
  • Schubert – Am Meer
  • Schubert – Frühlingsglaube
  • Schubert – Ständchen (Horch, horch! die Lerch)
  • Mendelssohn – If With All Your Hearts from “Elijah”
  • Marschner – An jenem Tag from “Hans Heiling”
  • Schumann – Seit ich ihn gesehen
  • Franz – Im Mai
  • Franz – Aus meinen grossen Schmerzen
  • Franz – Er ist gekommen
  • Wagner – Frühlinslied from “Die Walküre”
  • Lully – Le hèros que j’attends from “Alceste”
  • Boieldieu – Viens, gentille dame from “La Dame Blanche”
  • Hérold – Ballade from “Zampa”
  • Thomas – Connais tu le pays from “Mignon”
  • Bizet – Seguedilla from “Carmen”
  • Saint-Saëns – Samson, recherchant ma présence from “Samson et Dalila”
  • Rubinstein – Gelb rollt mir zu Füssen
  • Tchaikovsky – If Blissful Days from “Eugen Onegin” (in English and German)
  • Purcell – I Attempt From Love’s Sickness to Fly
  • Purcell – Come Unto These Yellow Sands from “The Tempest”
  • Balfe – Then You’ll Remember Me from “The Bohemian Girl”
  • Sullivan – Come, Gentle Sleep from “Ivanhoe”
  • Chaminade – Madrigal
  • Lalo – L’Esclave
  • Franck – La Procession
  • Fauré – Au cimetière
  • Delius – Irmeline Rose
  • Georges – Gavotte du Masque
  • de Bréville – Le Furet du Bois Joli
  • Borodine – La Princesse Endormie
  • Ropartz – Berceuse
  • Fauré – Clair de Lune
  • Offenbach – La Lettre de la Périchole from “La Périchole”
  • Barnby – The Soft Southern Breeze
  • Thomas – Winds in the Trees (English only)
  • Fontenailles – Obstination
  • Kjerulf – Sehnsucht
  • Cantor – Du bist wie eine Blume
  • Pinsuti – Bedouin Love-Song
  • Mascagni – Ave Maria (adapted from the Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”)
  • Sullivan – Let Me Dream Again
  • Tosti – For Ever and For Ever! (English only)
  • d’Alquen – In cellar cool (Im tiefen Keller sitz’ ich hier)
  • Smith – O that we two were maying
  • Old English Air – Drink to me only with thine eyes
  • Tosti – Good-bye (English only)
  • Blumenthal – Mein Gruss
  • Cowen – Snow-Flakes
  • Molloy – Love’s Old Sweet Song
  • Jakobowski – Lullaby from “Erminie”
  • Barnby – The Beggar Maid
  • Verdi – Ah! che la morte ognora from “Il Trovatore”
  • Trotere – In Old Madrid
  • Burns – Bonnie Doon
  • Crouch – Kathleen Mavourneen
  • Sullivan – The Lost Chord
  • Haydn – Austrian National Hymn
  • Carey – God save the King
  • Claribel – Come back to Erin
  • Spencer – Dear Land of My Fathers
  • de Lisle – The Marseillaise Hymn
  • Barnby – Russian National Anthem
  • Wilhelm – The Watch on the Rhine
  • Carey – America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)
  • Root – The Battle Cry of Freedom
  • Emmet – Dixie’s Land
  • German Melody – Maryland! My Maryland!
  • Arnold – The Star Spangled Banner

This volume has a nice mix of well-loved favorites along with songs and composers which have been completely forgotten. Most are available in the original language, though with a few it is hard to tell what the original language was. For most songs, the index only lists the title of the English translation. The list above is in the order the songs appear in the book, and includes my best guess at the original language title. Some of the songs are misattributed, but I simply included the information given in the book.

The last dozen songs or so are patriotic songs, many of which are no longer relevant. The volume ends with several appendices, including a Pronouncing Dictionary of Musical Terms, Pronunciation of the Names of the Chief Composers and Artists, Abbreviations, and a General Index.

Songs from this volume will be uploaded as song posts are created for them. If you would like me to give priority to a song that is not yet posted, please let me know via the contact page.