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Episode #3336

Poetry Set to Music, I

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

From the classical art songs of Schumann and Schubert that used as their text words by great poets of the day to brand-new Appalachian blues music just recorded by Martha Redbone set to works of William Blake, this New Sounds program explores poetry in song.  Sample from Redbone’s new album, “The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake” and its hollered melodies, lullabies, and folky mountain takes on the Romantic 18th century English poetry.

Then there’s also a soaring collaboration between singer/songwriter David Karsten Daniels and the Richmond,VA-based post-jazz horn band Fight the Big Bull and their lovely adaptations of poetry by Henry David Thoreau. Plus, poetry by e.e. cummings, possibly Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson.  One of the most recent groups to set e.e. cummings to music is Tin Hat – and we'll hear these settings as well.

PROGRAM #3336, (First aired on 5/10/2012)                                                 

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Alarm Will Sound  & Ossia

Steve Reich: Tehillim / The Desert Music

 

Steve Reich: The Desert Music, part one, excerpt (William Carlos Williams) [1:30]

Cantaloupe 21009
cantaloupemusic.com

Martha Redbone Roots Project

The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake

A Dream (William Blake)[2:36]

Blackfeet Productions 93001
www.martharedbone.com

David Karsten Daniels & Fight the Big Bull

I Mean To Live Here Still

The Funeral Bell (Henry David Thoreau) [2:34]

FATCD92
fat-cat.co.uk
Or download from Emusic.com

Martha Redbone Roots Project

The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake

The Garden of Love (William Blake)[4:12]

See above.

John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckmann, Jazz Bigband Graz

Joys & Desires

The Garden of Love (William Blake)[5:03]

Intuition #3862
www.intuition-music.com

Tin Hat

The Rain is a Handsome Animal

Little Eye (e.e. cummings) [3:51]

Rough Mix.  Not yet commercially available.

Donna McKevitt, Melanie Poppenheim 

Private tape

I Carry Your Heart (e.e. cummings) [2:35]

Not commercially available.

Susanne Abbeuhl

April

Skies May Be Blue, Yes (e.e. cummings) [7:46]

ECM #1766
www.ecmrecords.com

 

Tore Brunborg/Kirsti Huke/Petter Vagan -

Scent of Soil

Necklaces (Emily Dickinson) [2:05]

HUBRO CD2513
hubromusic.com

Alarm Will Sound  & Ossia; Alan Pierson, cond.

Steve Reich: Tehillim / The Desert Music

 

Steve Reich: The Desert Music, part one (William Carlos Williams) [13:06]

Cantaloupe 21009
cantaloupemusic.com

 

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Comments [1]

gina ballinger from graz, austia

hey hey : ) fun to hear little graz, austria spoken out on one of my indispensable programs NEW SOUNDS. martha redbone project inspires me so : ) thank you!

Aug. 31 2013 06:36 AM

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