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The Song category covers many types of song, from operatic arias to German Lieder. It also covers works arranged for instruments, but which are either originally written with a voice part, or else they have the form of a song, but no words.

The earliest songs were monophonic. Few songs composed before 1300 have been written down. We may have some survivors of folk songs passed down by oral tradition, such as Summer is Icummen in. Church song was called plainsong.

Polyphonic songs evolved in the renaissance period.  Secular example include madrigals such as Weep Oh Mine Eyes, by Bennet. Sacred examples include Allegri's Miserere.

In the Baroque and Classical period the songs became monophonic again, but often with elaborate instrumental accompaniments. These songs were called Arias (= English 'Airs'), and are used in operas and oratorios as well as isolated works. In the romantic 19th century, a dominant form of song was the German Lied, exemplified by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.


Tunes belonging to the Song category. Audio is available for 40 tunes for this category.
  
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No.Name of WorkComposerEnsemblePeriod
1 Advance Australia FairVariousOrchestraTraditional
2 Ave Maria (based on Bach's Prelude in C)GounodDuetRomantic
3 Bailero from Songs of the AuvergneCanteloubeOrchestraRomantic
4 Cantique de Jean RacineFauréChoirRomantic
5 Cherry RipeVariousDuetRomantic
6 DaisyVariousDuetPopular Modern
7 Deck the Halls with Boughs of HollyVariousSoloTraditional
8 Der Erlkonig - LiedSchubertDuetRomantic
9 Elle s'en va de moyLassusWind Chamber GroupsRenaissance
10 Er ißt gekommen in Sturm und Regen (Liszt)FranzSoloRomantic
11 Fairest Isle from King ArthurPurcellDuetBaroque
12 Home on the RangeVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
13 I love to go a-wandering,VariousOther EnsemblesTraditional
14 It was a Lover and his LassMorleyDuetRenaissance
15 KillarneyBalfeSoloRomantic
16 La MarseillaiseLisleSoloTraditional
17 Like to the Damask RoseElgarDuetRomantic
18 Lullaby. (Cradle Song,Wiegenlied)BrahmsDuetRomantic
19 My Love is like a red red RoseVariousDuetTraditional
20 None but the Lonely Heart Op 6 No.6TchaikovskyOrchestraRomantic
21 Nymphs and Shepherds, Come Away!PurcellDuetBaroque
22 O Canada - Canadian National AnthemLavalléeString QuartetRomantic
23 O for the Wings of a Dove from Motet - Hear My PrayerMendelssohnChoirRomantic
24 O Lovely Peace (Anthem for two voices)HandelOther EnsemblesBaroque
25 On Wings of SongMendelssohnOrchestraRomantic
26 Plaisir d'AmourMartiniOrchestraClassical
27 Rule BritanniaArneOrchestraBaroque
28 Serenade in D Minor SchubertDuetRomantic
29 Songs my Mother Taught me.DvořákOrchestraRomantic
30 Such Beauty, My Beloved (Ogni Belta).PalestrinaChoirRenaissance
31 Summer is a-coming inVariousChoirEarly Music
32 The Bells of AberdoveyDibdinDuetRomantic
33 The Harp that Once through Tara's HallsStevensonDuetTraditional
34 The Linden Tree (Der Lindenbaum)SchubertSoloRomantic
35 The Trout (Song) "Die Forelle", - clarinet and pianoSchubertDuetRomantic
36 The Wanderer (Das Wandern)SchubertSoloRomantic
37 Weep O Mine EyesBennetChoirRenaissance
38 When Daisies PiedArneDuetBaroque
39 Where the bee sucks, there suck IArneDuetBaroque
40 Who is Sylvia (An Silvia)SchubertChoirRomantic
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