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
THERE IS A LANE (VI-B-29-c) (370)
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
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Kenneth Tarver, tenor; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
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
THERE IS NO UNBELIEF
see RELIGION
THERE WAS THE LYRE OF EARTH BEHELD
see NIGHT OF FROST IN MAY
THERE'S A TIME IN MANY A LIFE
see THEY ARE THERE!
THEY ARE THERE! or WAR SONG MARCH (There's a time in many a life . . .) (VI-B-79) (371)
see also HE IS THERE; (First take, abandoned; ending (at the 2nd Chorus) "Oh, I have to stop")

Text by the composer
April 24, 1943, Mary Howard Studio, New York City, NY Charles Edward Ives, piano Disc [D] Side [1] CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 (Second take with extra repeat of chorus)
April 24, 1943, Mary Howard Studio, New York City, NY Charles Edward Ives, piano Disc [D] Side [2] CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 (Third take)
April 24, 1943, Mary Howard Studio, New York City, NY Charles Edward Ives, piano The Second Annual KANU Radio Album, 33.3 RPM (1975) Disc [C] Side [2]. CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943
June 11, 1976, small auditorium of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Roberta Alexander, soprano; Reinbert de Leeuw, piano Radio Nederland 6808 481/482, 33.3 RPM (1976). Holland Festival Highlights (1976)
ca. 1984, Netherlands Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano, Rien de Reede, Piccolo Etcetera KTC-1020, 33.3 RPM (1984, Netherlands). Etcetera KTC-1068, CD (2004). Etcetera KTC-2508, CD (2005). Charles Ives Songs
November 26-28, 1990, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London, England Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9111, CD (1991). Songs: Volume 1
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano; Jayn Rosenfeld piccolo Albany TROY-079, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
ca. 2009 The Kropotkins: Lorette Velvette, vocals, guitar; Charlie Burnham, violin; Dave Soldier, banjo, violin; Dog, guitar, bass, Samm Bennett, bass drum, percussion, vocals; Jonathan Kane, snare drum; Alex Greene, keyboards Mulatta MUL019 (2009). Paradise Square
THEY WALKED BESIDE THE SUMMER SEA
see NO MORE
THINGS OUR FATHERS LOVED (I think there must be a place in the soul . . .) (VI-B-57) (372)
Text by the composer
February 24, 1939, Town Hall, New York City, NY Mina Hager, mezzosoprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano
October 6, 1969, New York City, NY Thomas Stewart, baritone; Alan Mandel, piano Columbia M-30229, 33.3 RPM (1971). American Scenes, American Poets
November 2, 1969, Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded by Richard C. Burns Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038373636, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
November 18, 19, 24, & 25, 1969, New York City, NY Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
January 28, 1969 William Pearson, baritone; Wilhelm Neuhaus, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374139, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
October 1975, New York City, NY Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Nonesuch H-71325, 33.3 (1976). Elektra, Nonesuch 9 71325-2, CD (year unlisted). Charles Ives: Songs
ca. 1976, Battel Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Brass Quintet: David Baldwin, trumpet; Grant Keast, trumpet; Christine Snyder, horn; Theodore Toupin, trombone; Kenneth Singleton, tuba, arranger Red Rose Music RRM 04, 33.3 RPM (1976). New Haven Brass Quintet: Volume 4 (arranged for brass quintet)
July 29 & 30, 1980, Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stolkholm, Sweden Kerstin Ståhl, soprano; Kerstin Åberg, piano Caprice CAP-1187, LP (1981). Kerstin Ståhl, sopran: Bengt Emil Johnson - Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Charles E. Ives
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
August 22-24, 1989, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Richard Goode, piano; Lucy Chapman Stoltzman, violin RCA 60170, CD (1990). Contrasts
November 26-28, 1990, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London, England Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9111, CD (1991). Songs: Volume 1
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-079, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
ca. 1993 David Taylor, bass trombone; Ted Rosenthal, piano; Emily Mitchell, harp; Rolf Schulte, Jon Kass, violins; Louise Schulman, viola; Fred Sherry, cello. New World Records 80436-2, CD (1993). Past Tells
ca. 1995 Czech Brass Sextet Brno Multisonic 31 0349-2, CD (1995). The Glitter of Brass
August 1996, Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano Teldec 0630-16069, CD (1997). My Native Land: A Collection of American Songs
February, August 1997 Lyne Comtois, mezzo-soprano; Marc Bourdeau, piano Brioso BR-112, CD (1997). Songs of the Americas
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; Michael Tilson Thomas, piano BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Sony 191773025922, CD (2017). Charles Ives: An American Journey
ca. 2002 and 2016 Bradley Robinson, baritone; Stacy Rodgers, piano Albany Records TROY1711, CD (2018). Charles Ives: A Portrait in Song
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 David Pittsinger, bass; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
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
March 18-20, 2008, The Recital Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York Susan Narucki, soprano; Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80680-2, CD (2008). The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
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)
ca. 2016 Gunnery Sergeant Sara Dell'Omo, mezzo-soprano; "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band; Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director Altissimo Recordings ALT04032, CD (2016). Be Glad Then, America
THOREAU (He grew in those seasons . . .) (VI-B-52) (373)
see also SONATA, PIANO, NO. 2: iv.

Text by the composer, quoting Thoreau
May 24 or June 2, 1947, Carnegie Studio No. 306, New York City, NY. Ernest McChesney, tenor; Otto Herz, piano Concert Hall Series C Album 7 (side no. 1317; Matrix: CHS317) 78 rpm (1948). Charles Ives: An Album of Songs
ca. 1960 Devy Barnett, soprano; Mel Strauss, piano Stereo Age C3, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 2track (ca. 1960). Songs of Charles Ives
December 29, 1968, afternoon, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Helen Boatwright, soprano; William Dale, piano. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002126011031, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Songs of Charles Ives Recorded by Richard Warren, Jr.
October 6, 1969, New York City, NY. Thomas Stewart, baritone; Alan Mandel, piano Columbia M-30229, stereo 33.3 RPM (1971). American Scenes, American Poets
October 12 or 19, 1970, Wahlberg Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA. Peter Del Grande, baritone; Vladimir Pleshakov, piano Custom Division of Orion Records CST-106, LP (1970). Peter Del Grande Sings Charles Ives
October 1975, New York City, NY Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Nonesuch H-71325, 33.3 (1976). 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

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