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Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:30 pm
by Raphael
I see what you mean about Nick Drake Saturn after having listened to a couple on you tube-but you know I think his music would fit John Clare's poetry better than John Keats'. But yes To Autumn done by him would have been good!

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:01 am
by moonflower
Nick Drake is glorious, and would suit it well.

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:27 am
by Pjerrot
I'm currently working on a piece in multiple movements for bassoon and piano inspired by some poems, including Keats's "Ode on Melancholy." I must be honest: I'm not fond of setting English text to music; I much prefer Latin.

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 3:12 am
by Raphael
Pjerrot wrote:I'm currently working on a piece in multiple movements for bassoon and piano inspired by some poems, including Keats's "Ode on Melancholy." I must be honest: I'm not fond of setting English text to music; I much prefer Latin.


Oh sounds interesting! :D

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:51 pm
by chris
nick drake would be perfect because he was a man born out of time. he had the feel of a much earlier period. funnily enough, according to his mother, he said william blake was the only english poet of any worth.

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:09 pm
by harvest
^ really? wow.

pink moon ~ lovely!

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:45 pm
by chris
i often associate vaughan-williams' music with keats as well. there is that melancholy to it. very beautiful.

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:34 pm
by Raphael
chris wrote:i often associate vaughan-williams' music with Keats as well. there is that melancholy to it. very beautiful.


Yes- The Lark Ascending! Classic FM listeners voted it their favourite classical piece.

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:52 am
by Michael Emmanuel
Could the musician be oneself? If so, for I do somewhat like myself sometimes, then yes, I believe I have done pretty well with Ode on a Grecian Urn, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and now Ode to a Nightingale. My videos are homemade, so not the greatest. I truly hope that I have served the words, the sentiments and poetic ambiance of these great poems.

You can hear/watch them all here: http://www.youtube.com/michaelemmanuel

And thanks for the wonderful feedback I've gotten here in the past. :D

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:11 pm
by Raphael
I'm looking forward to hearing Ode To A Nightingale Michael. :D

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:15 pm
by BrokenLyre
Thank You Michael. I love your heart and sensitivity to Keats's work. My understanding of Keats is filled out by your wonderful music - actually seems to make the text 3-Dimensional somehow. A pleasure!

Re: A poem of your choice set to music..

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:27 pm
by Michael Emmanuel
Broken Lyre,

thank you so much. I am very encouraged by your words and thoughts.