Top of page

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

Share this post:

"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.”

 

 

 

 

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.


Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.