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Thread #94336 Message #1824675
Posted By: Dan Schatz
01-Sep-06 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Common poems set to music
I don't know about Keats, but Greg Brown did an entire album of Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience," and Phil Ochs did a wonderful setting of Noyes's "The Highwayman." Any number of Kipling's poems were set by Peter Bellamy.
I've set a couple of poems, though I haven't recorded them - one is "The Song and the Sigh," by Henry Lawson. The other I did years ago, and have never sang in public - but it was a rockin' folkin' version of "The Jabberwocky," if I do say so myself!