Choral settings of Wordsworth or Maya Angelou
Date: January 26, 2016
I know the poetry of some poets just easily sing and flow to music while others are a significant challenge to set musically. I, however, have long been a fan of Wordsworth. We have performed Finzi’s “Intimations of Immortality” a couple of times.
My question: Do you know other Wordsworth choral settings or composers who are good at setting that type of poetry? I really like “Lines Written in Early Spring” and “Tables Turned.”
Another poet that intrigues me is Maya Angelou. Any musical settings of her poems?