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List of compositions by Samuel Barber

This is a list of compositions by Samuel Barber.

Works by Opus number

  • Op. 1, Serenade for string quartet (1928) (also arr. String orchestra, 1944)
  • Op. 2, Three Songs (1927-1934)
  • Op. 3, Dover Beach (Baritone and String Quartet) (1931)
  • Op. 4, Two Interludes for piano (Violin Sonata now destroyed/lost) (1931-1932)
  • Op. 5, The School for Scandal(Overture) (1931)
  • Op. 6, Cello Sonata (1932)
  • Op. 7, Music for a Scene from Shelley (Tone poem) (1933)
  • Op. 8, Two pieces (The Virgin Martyrs, Let Down the Bars, O Death) (Choral) (1936)
  • Op. 9, (First) Symphony in One Movement (1936)
  • Op.10, Three Songs (1935-1936)
  • Op.11, String Quartet (1936) (Adagio for Strings (arrangement of 2nd movement, 1938), Agnus Dei (choral arrangement, 1967))
  • Op.12, (First) Essay for Orchestra (1937)
  • Op.13, Four Songs (1937-1940)
  • Op.14, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1939)
  • Op.15, A Stopwatch and Ordnance Map (Choral) (1940)
  • Op.16, Reincarnations (Choral) (Mary Hynes, 1937; Anthony O'Daly, The Coolin, 1940)
  • Op.17, Second Essay for Orchestra (1942)
  • Op.18, Two Songs (1942-1943)
  • Op.19, Second Symphony (1944)
  • Op.19a, Night Flight (arrangement of 2nd movement of Second Symphony) (1964)
  • Op.20, Four Excursions for piano (1942-1944)
  • Op.21, Capricorn Concerto (1944)
  • Op.22, Cello Concerto (1945)
  • Op.23, Medea (Ballet) (1946) (orchestral suite, 1946)
  • Op.23a, Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (1953)
  • Op.24, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Soprano & Orchestra) (1948)
  • Op.25, Nuvoletta (song) (1947)
  • Op.26, Sonata for Piano (1949)
  • Op.27, Melodies Passageres (song) (1950-1951)
  • Op.28, Souvenirs (Ballet) (1952)
  • Op.29, Hermit Songs (1953)
  • Op.30, Prayers of Kierkegaard (Soprano, Choir & Orchestra) (1954)
  • Op.31, Summer Music for woodwind quintet (1955)
  • Op.32, Vanessa (Opera) (1957)
  • Op.33, Nocturne for Piano (Hommage to John Field) (Piano) (1959)
  • Op.34, Wondrous Love: Variations on a Shape-note Hymn (organ) (1958)
  • Op.35, A Hand of Bridge (Chamber opera) (1959)
  • Op.36, Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra (1960)
  • Op.37, Dei Natali (chorale preludes for Christmas) (1960)
  • Op.38, Piano Concerto (1962)
  • Op.38a, Canzone for flute (or violin) and piano (1958)
  • Op.39, Andromache’s Farewell (Soprano & Orchestra) (1962)
  • Op.40, Antony and Cleopatra (Opera) (1966)
  • Op.41, Despite and Still (song) (1968)
  • Op.42, Two Pieces (Twelfth Night, To be Sung on the Water) (1968)
  • Op.43, The Lovers (Baritone & Orchestra) (1971)
  • Op.44, Fadograph of a Yestern Scene (1971)
  • Op.45, Three Songs (1972)
  • Op.46, Ballade for Piano (1977)
  • Op.47, Third Essay for orchestra (1978)
  • Op.48 (posth.), Canzonetta for Oboe and String Orchestra (1977-78)

Some works without Opus number

  • Three Sketches for piano (1923-24)
  • God’s Grandeur (1938)
  • Commando March for Orchestra/Band (1943)
  • Intermezzo from "Vanessa" (1958)
  • Easter Chorale (1965)
  • Mutations from Bach for brass choir and timpani (1967)
  • Horizon
  • Songs without opus number (mostly from student and early years)

Suite for Carillon/Allegro, Dirge, Legend (1931)

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