Discography

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The first comprehensive Charles Ives discography, compiled by Richard Warren, was published in 1972. In the decades following, Warren, along with staff of the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings, continued documenting newly released recordings of Ives’ music. With support from the Charles Ives Society, Kevin Sherwin completed compiling the discography to include recordings until 2019, and Nicholas Brewer edited and facilitated its online publication and search functions.

This online discography is a comprehensive and searchable list, presented in order of the table of contents listed below. For each composition, recordings are listed in chronological order. The table of contents is based on the structure of James Sinclair’s A Descriptive Catalogue of the Music of Charles Ives, which reflects the current catalogue of recordings of Charles Ives’ music. For more detailed explanations of the discography’s compilation and use of this website, please see the above links to the Preface and Usage Guide.

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Recording Date/Location Performing Artists Record Label, Release Number, Format, Release Year Album Names Additional Recording Notes
SERENITY (O Sabbath rest of Galilee! . . .) (VI-B-60-d) (177 (unison choir), 347 (medium voice))
Text by John Greenleaf Whittier
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder
September 30, October 1-3, 1999, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA Thomas Hampson, baritone; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Charles Ives: An American Journey
August 11-16, 2000, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney, Australia Clare Gormley, soprano, Kevin Murphy, piano ABC Classics 461 766-2, CD (2002). Where Morning Lies
ca. 2000 Bobo Stenson Trio: Bobo Stenson, piano; Anders Jormin, bass; Jon Fält, drums ECM Records ECM 1740/41, CD (Germany, 2000). Serenity
November 6-8, 2003, Großer Saal, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Warner Classics 2564 60297, CD (2004). Warner Classics 5195024, CD (2010). Concord Sonata - Songs
November 10-12, 2004, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London, UK Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67516, CD (2005). Ives: A Song - For Anything
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Ian Howell, countertenor; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
July 19, 2005, LSU Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Andrew Childs, tenor; Wei-Han Su, piano. Centaur Records, Inc. CRC-2796, CD (2006). Songs of Charles Ives
March 20-22, 2006, Recording studio Valter Neri, Montevarchi Jill Feldman, soprano; Jeannette Koekkoek, piano Olive Music OM-011, CD (2007). Charles Ives: Songs
February 24 & 25, 2008, Brooklyn Recording, New York City, NY Theo Bleckmann, voice and live electronic processing; Kneebody Winter and Winter W&W 910 147-2, CD (2008). Twelve Songs by Charles Ives (Mixed July 2 & 3, 2008, Fluxx Studio, Munich, Germany)
ca. 2010 Jenny Q. Chai, piano and voice Arpaviva Foundation CD003, CD (2010). New York Love Songs: Cage, Ives, Jordanova, Rzewski, Wang
June 8-10, 2010 at hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt am Main, Germany Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich; Sebastian Gottschick, conductor and arranger; Jeannine Hirzel, mezzosoprano Hat Hut B00ALZ7BLU, CD (2012). Charles Ives: A Songbook (arrangement for instrumental ensemble by Sebastian Gottschick)
SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER
see AT THE RIVER
SLANTS
see TWO SLANTS
SLOW MARCH (One evening just at sunset . . .) (VI-B-10) (349)
Text by the composer and his family
November 2, 1969, Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano; recorded by Richard C. Burns. Recorded during recital. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038373636, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
November 18, 19, 24, 25, 1969, NYC Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
June-August 1974, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Easter Brass Quintet: Charles Baxter, horn; Robert Fanning, trombone; Richard Green, trumpet; Tucker Jolly, tuba; William Wich, trumpet Klavier Records KS 539, 33.3 RPM (1975). Rags and Other American Things
ca. 1984, Netherlands Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano. Etcetera KTC-1020, 33.3 RPM (1984, Netherlands). Etcetera KTC-1020, CD (2004). Etcetera KTC-2508, CD (2005). Charles Ives Songs
July 1987- February 1988 Berliner Blechbläserquintett: Rainer Auerbach, Trumpet I; Dietrich Schmuhl, Trumpet II; Uwe Holjewilken, Horn; Curt Lommatzsch, Trombone; Dietrich Unkrodt. Ars Vivendi 2100162, CD (1990). Musik für Blechbläser = Music for Brass
ca. 1990 Eastern Brass Quintet: Charles Baxter, horn; Robert Fanning, trombone; Richard Green, trumpet; Tucker Jolly, tuba, William Wich, trumpet Klavier KCD-11025, CD (1990). Classical Brass
September 1990, Henry Wood Hall, London, UK Samuel Ramey, bass; Warren Jones, piano Argo 433 027-2, CD (1991). Copland: Old American Songs - Ives: Songs
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Albany TROY-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I
March 1991, 1992, Salen Church Hall, Ski, Norway Arctic Brass: Arne Bjøhei, trumpet; Espen Ræstad, trumpet; Joar Jensen, horn; Gaute Vikdal, trombone; Jan-Erik Lund, tuba Simax of Norway PSC-1074, CD (1993). Contemporary Music for Brass Quintet
November 1992, St. Paul's Cathedral, Grosse Pointe, MI Detroit Chamber Winds and Friends; H. Robert Reynolds, conductor Koch 3-7182-2H1, CD (1993). Remembrance: A Charles Ives Collection (arranged for brass quintet)
ca. 1993 Stanford Olsen, tenor; Craig Rutenberg, piano Musical Heritage Society 3638, CD (1993). Boyhood's End
June 1995, Bradley Hills Presbetyrian Church, Bethesda, MD Vocal Arts Quartet: Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Beverly Benso, alto; Samuel Gordon, tenor; Robert Kennedy, baritone; Francis Conlon, piano; Howard Bass, guitar; Mary Findlay, violin; Bruce Hutton, banjos Koch 3-7392-2-H1, CD (1997). Gentle Annie: Stephen Foster - Charles Ives
June 2-6, 2003, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA "The President's Own" United States Marine Band; Timothy W. Foley, director USMB CD-19, CD (2003). Charles Ives's America (Suite, "Old Home Days," arranged by Jonathan Elkus)
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT David Pittsinger, bass; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
July 19, 2005, LSU Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Andrew Childs, tenor; Wei-Han Su, piano. Centaur Records, Inc. CRC-2796, CD (2006). Songs of Charles Ives
March 20-22, 2006, Recording studio Valter Neri, Montevarchi Jill Feldman, soprano; Jeannette Koekkoek, piano Olive Music OM-011, CD (2007). Charles Ives: Songs
February 16-20, 2007 Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park
August 11, 2008 or September 8, 2007, Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, UK Andrew Swait, treble; Andrew Plant, piano Signum Classics SIGCD-128, CD (2008). Songs of Innocence
ca. 2011 Mark Stone, baritone; Onyx Brass: Niall Keatley, trumpet; Alan Thomas, trumpet; Andrew Sutton, horn; Amos Miller, trombone; David Gordon-Shute, tuba Meridian CDE84603, CD (2011). Time to Time: American Masters and New British Voices
SLUGGING A VAMPIRE (I closed and drew, but not a gun . . .) (VI-B-40-c) (350)
Text by the composer
February 6, 1969, Hilversum, The Netherlands Sophia van Sante, soprano; Reinbert de Leeuw, piano Broadcast of VaraTelevisiedienst
ca. 1984 Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano. Etcetera KTC-1020, 33.3 RPM (1984, Netherlands). Etcetera KTC-1020, CD (2004). Etcetera KTC-2508, CD (2005). Charles Ives Songs
1988, Tedesco Studios, NJ Matt Moran, vibraphone; Adam Good, electric guitar, E-bow; John Hollenbeck, percussion; Oscar Noriega, Alto Saxophone, bass clarinet. CRI CD-2000, CD (2001). Sideshow: Songs of Charles Ives
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
August 1991, McLean, VA Michael Ingham, baritone; Harry Brant, piano AmCam recordings APR-10306CD, CD (1991). Michael Ingram Sings Charles Ives, 28 Songs
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano Albany TROY-078, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
March and April 1998, St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London, England Nathan Gunn, baritone; Kevin Murphy, piano EMI 7243 5 73160 2 6, CD (1999). EMI 5099 6 95226 2 8, CD (2009). American Anthem
November 10-12, 2004, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London, UK Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67516, CD (2005). Ives: A Song - For Anything
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Robert Gardner, baritone; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
SO NIGH IS GRANDEUR TO OUR DUST
see TWO SLANTS: a. DUTY
SOLILOQUY (When a man is sitting before the fire . . .) (VI-B-43-a) (352)
Text by the composer
May 11, 1963, McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, NYC Norma Marder, soprano; James Tenney, piano Capitol (no number), LP (1963). Ives Concert Recorded from broadcast of WKCRFM
July 8, 9, 1967, Pye Records Studio No. 1, ATV House, London, England Marni Nixon, soprano; John McCabe, piano Pye GGC4105, 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Pye GSGC14105, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Nonesuch H71209, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). Marni Nixon sings Ives, Goehr, Schürmann. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains.
June 1986, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, or September 1987, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN Victoria Villamil, soprano; Cheryl Seltzer, Joel Sachs, pianos Musical Heritage Society 512292Y, CD (1988). Naxos 8.559194, CD (2005). Charles Ives the Visionary. Ives: Three Quarter-Tone Pieces - Five Take-Offs - Hallowe'en - Sunrise.
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano; Marie-Noëlle André-Combes, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
August 1991, McLean, VA Michael Ingham, baritone; Harry Brant, piano AmCam recordings APR-10306CD, CD (1991). Michael Ingram Sings Charles Ives, 28 Songs
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-079, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder

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