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Sheet Music of the Week: Welcome to the Catbird Seat Edition

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"Bird raptures." Music by Frederic Hymen Cowen, based on the poem by Christina Rosetti. Chicago: National Music Co., n.d.

This week the Library of Congress welcomes another endeavor into the blogosphere as our colleagues in the Poetry and Literature Center launch their blog, From the Catbird Seat. We hope to collaborate with them on future posts, but in the meantime, In the Muse would like to direct our readers to some of what we’ve written in the past about the relationship between music and poetry,  intertwined art forms which I called “Best Friends Forever” in my 2010 post  “Wild Nights, Bird Raptures, and other Musical Verse.”  Other In the Muse posts about poetry and music include “American Poetry as Cantata: Turning the Words of Dickinson, Hughes and Glück into Song,” and  “Music to eat Haggis by,” about Scottish bard Robert Burns, whose lyrics were on many lips recently: Burns composed the poem “Auld Lang Syne.”





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