Song music

A song is a vocal musical form that can involve one or many performers, usually (but not always) involving a text or words. Songs are one of the most popular forms of musical expression, and as such there are many different traditions, genres, and classifications for songs. Songs in Western classical (academic) music are often referred to as 'art songs', and they are usually conceived for concert performance. They commonly involve poetical text, and require a considerable level of vocal technique. The art song as a genre has developed in different regions and countries, branching into several denominations. In general terms, the European art song is considered to come from both medieval secular bard music, and religious compositions.
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Popular composers Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Claude Debussy  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Various  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Henri Duparc  ·  Teodoro Cottrau  ·  Guillaume de Machaut  ·  Ernest Chausson  ·  Guillaume Louis Cottrau  ·  Manoel Dias de Oliveira  ·  Percy Hilder Miles  ·  Irving Berlin  ·  Emile Chizat  ·  Stanislao Gastaldon  ·  Jan Karol Gall  ·  Friedrich Gernsheim  ·  Philipp Gottlieb Anton Sr.  ·  Hamilton Harty  ·  Emmanuele Nutile  ·  Jacob Obrecht  ·  Pál Hermann  ·  Isaac Nathan  ·  Mieczysław Karłowicz  ·  Annie Fortescue Harrison  ·  J. Keirn Brennan-Ernest R. Ball  ·  Gus Edwards  ·  Hazel M. Lockwood - Lee W. Lockwood  ·  Hope-Woodforde Finden  ·  Robert Burns - Liza Lehmann  ·  Alana Ashtore  ·  Harford - Marshall  ·  Joseph H. Santly  ·  Adrian Rose-Lao Silésu  ·  Tom Woottwell  ·  Lena Guilbert Ford - Ivor Novello  ·  Otto Harbach - Louis A. Hirsch  ·  Harold Robe - Lieut. Gitz Rice  ·  Eileen Newton - Arthur F. Tate  ·  Alfred Dubin - Arthur S. Sullivan  ·  Davis-Berlin  ·  Olcott - Graff - Ball  ·  Raymond Wallace-Maurice L. Head  ·  B. G. DeSylva - James I. Hanley  ·  Fred E. Weatherly - Haydn Wood  ·  Rowe-Macmurrough
Instruments Choir and Instrument  ·  Choir and Orchestra  ·  Oboe  ·  Open Instrumentation  ·  Piano  ·  Solo Instrument and Piano  ·  Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra  ·  Solo voice(s)  ·  Voice(s) and Instruments  ·  Voice(s) and Orchestra  ·  Voice(s) and Piano
Periods 20th Century  ·  Classical  ·  Early 20th Century  ·  Late 19th century  ·  Medieval  ·  Renaissance  ·  Romantic