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Thread #94336   Message #1826027
Posted By: RTim
03-Sep-06 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Common poems set to music
I am surprised that no one has mentioned Thomas Hardy's poems. eg.
The Ruined Maid or Great Things or The Trampwoman's Tradedy, the later set to music so well by Tim Laycock.

Also the Dorset poet Thomas Barnes's "Linden Lea" with music written by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and much of Burns poetry has been sung.

Also - Chris Wood is putting tunes to many Hugh Lupton poems, notably - Bleary Winter and The Mari-Lwyd.

Tim Radford