The premiere took place on February 4, 1988 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, with scenery by David Mitchell, costumes by Florence Klotz and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The singer was Timothy Nolen and the pianist Gordon Boelzner. Other works to the music of Ives in the City Ballet repertory include Peter Martins' Calcium Light Night, George Balanchine's Ivesiana and Eliot Feld's The Unanswered Question.
- cut from the ballet in June, 1990
- Repertory Week, New York City Ballet, Spring Season, 2008 repertory, week 5
- Playbill, New York City Ballet, Friday, May 30, 2008
- Anna Kisselgoff (February 14, 1988). "DANCE VIEW; 'Ives, Songs': A Rollicking, Exquisite Odyssey". The New York Times.