Look up artist Yeats, William Butler


Name: Yeats, William Butler
Born: June 13, 1865 (Dublin, Ireland)
Died: Jan 28, 1939 (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France)

Songs written or composed


Title: Cradle Song (Greenberg)
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Literary Origin/Lullaby
Subject: Sadness/Tenderness/Angles/Growth/Loss
Origin: Ephemera 910/SM Greenberg 16
Music: Ephemera 910/SM Greenberg 16
Additional song notes: This song, Cradle Song (Greenberg), is one of five songs published under the title "Magic Breath, Five Songs for the Young and Young at Heart" composed by Helen Medwedeff Greenberg. A. Cradle Song by William Butler Yeats B. One Little Wish by Helen Greenberg C. She is the Prettiest of Creatures by Kenneth Patchen D. Abracadabra by Dorthy Livesay E. Magic Breath by Carole H. Leckner Commissioned by Srul Irving Glick in Honour of Julie, Stefan and Paula

Sheet music:


Folder: 16
Series: 5
Arranged for: Soprano orTenor Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medwedeff Greenberg
Date: 1991
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medwedeff Greenberg, 2009
First line: The angles stopping above your head. They weary of...
Notes: This song, Cradle Song (Greenberg), is one of five songs published under the title "Magic Breath, Five Songs for the Young and Young at Heart" composed by Helen Medwedeff Greenberg. A. Cradle Song by William Butler Yeats B. One Little Wish by Helen Greenberg C. She is the Prettiest of Creatures by Kenneth Patchen D. Abracadabra by Dorthy Livesay E. Magic Breath by Carole H. Leckner Commissioned by Srul Irving Glick in Honour of Julie, Stefan and Paula

Title: Five Faces of Love
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Classical/Literary Origin
Subject: Love
Origin: Ephemera 910
Music: Ephemera 910
Additional song notes: Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats Brown Penny, The Lady's First Song, The Falling of the Leaves, For Anne Gregory, When You Are Old

Sheet music:


Folder: 18
Series: 5
Arranged for: High Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medwedeff Greenberg
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medwedeff Greenberg, 2009
Notes: Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats A. Brown Penny B. The Lady's First Song C. The Falling of the Leaves D. For Anne Gregory E. When You Are Old Medium voice version available, one whole tone lower Sheet Music physically in Ephemera Folder#910

Title: Brown Penny
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Literary Origin/Love
Subject: Youth/Older/Penny/Oracle/Hair
Origin: SH Greenberg 18
Music: SH Greenberg 18
Additional song notes: Part of "Five Faces of Love Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats" compsoed by Helen Medweff Greenberg.

Sheet music:


Folder: 18
Series: 5
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medeweff Greenberg
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medeweff Greenberg, 2009
First line: I whispered, "I am too young", An then, "I am old enough":

Title: The Lady's First Song
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Literary Origin/Love
Subject: Love/Confusion/Shame/Adoration/Rejection
Origin: SH Greenberg 18
Music: SH Greenberg 18
Additional song notes: Part of "Five Faces of Love Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats" compsoed by Helen Medweff Greenberg.

Sheet music:


Folder: 18
Series: 5
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medeweff Greenberg
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medeweff Greenberg, 2009
First line: Autumn is over the long leaves that love us, and over the…

Title: The Falling of The Leaves
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Literary Origin/Love
Subject: Autuum/Mice/Sheaves/Leave/Fading Love/Parting/
Origin: SH Greenberg 18
Music: SH Greenberg 18
Additional song notes: Part of "Five Faces of Love Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats" compsoed by Helen Medweff Greenberg.

Sheet music:


Folder: 18
Series: 5
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medeweff Greenberg
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medeweff Greenberg, 2009
First line: Never shall a young man thrown into despair by those…

Title: For Anne Gregory
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Literary Origin/Love
Subject: Appearance/Love/Hair/God/Self
Origin: SH Greenberg 18
Music: SH Greenberg 18
Additional song notes: Part of "Five Faces of Love Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats" compsoed by Helen Medweff Greenberg.

Sheet music:


Folder: 18
Series: 5
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medeweff Greenberg
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medeweff Greenberg, 2009
First line: When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding…

Title: When You Are Old
Author: Yeats, William Butler
Composer: Greenberg, Helen Medwedeff -- גרינבערג, העלען מעדוועדעף
Genre: Literary Origin/Love
Subject: Aging/Change/Sadness
Origin: SH Greenberg 18
Music: SH Greenberg 18
Additional song notes: Part of "Five Faces of Love Based on Poems by William Butler Yeats" compsoed by Helen Medweff Greenberg.

Sheet music:


Folder: 18
Series: 5
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Helen Medeweff Greenberg
Provenance: Gift of Helen Medeweff Greenberg, 2009
First line: Who'll that be, your little pouty kitten? Coat as fluffy…

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