William Blake

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

William Blake in an 1807 portrait by Thomas Phillips.

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    Blake’s poetry has been set by dozens of composers. His Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience have inspired generations of American composers, including Ernst Bacon, William Bolcom, George Antheil, John Harbison, Sidney Homer, Frank Lewin, Otto Luening, George Rochberg, Elie Siegmeister, Virgil Thomson, and George Whitefield Chadwick.

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    A Cradle Song

    Allen Brings

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Three Songs of Blake and Donne

    A Cradle Song

    John Alden Carpenter

    William Blake

    A River of Honey

    Song Collection

    Simon Sargon

    William Blake

    Denise Levertov

    Amy Lowell

    Aftermath

    Song Collection

    Ned Rorem

    John Scott of Amwell

    William Blake

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Richard Eberhart

    A. E. Housman

    Randall Jarrell

    John Hollander

    William Shakespeare

    Walter Savage Landor

    Muriel Rukeyser

    And Did Those Feet?

    Virgil Thomson

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

    Echo's Songs

    Song Collection

    Daron Aric Hagen

    Anonymous

    William Blake

    E. E. Cummings

    Benjamin Jonson

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Kenneth Rexroth

    Carl Sandburg

    Gertrude Stein

    Sara Teasdale

    Walt Whitman

    For Everything That Lives is Holy

    Curtis Bryant

    William Blake

    Heaven and Earth

    Song Collection

    Scott Wheeler

    William Blake

    Innocence and Experience

    Song Collection

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Let the Priests

    Curtis Bryant

    William Blake

    Never Pain to Tell Thy Love

    Daron Aric Hagen

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Echo's Songs

    Never Seek to Tell Thy Love

    Allen Brings

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Three Songs of Blake and Donne

    No. 1. To Morning

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    No. 2. Song: How Sweet I Roam'd

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    No. 3. Song: Memory, Hither Come

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    No. 5. Day

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    No. 6. I Saw a Chapel All of Gold

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    No. 7. A Divine Image

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    No. 9. Night

    Frank Lewin

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Innocence and Experience

    Quiet Airs

    Song Collection

    Ernst Bacon

    Sara Teasdale

    Emily Brontë

    Walt Whitman

    Robert Herrick

    Emily Dickinson

    A. E. Housman

    William Blake

    Songs of Innocence

    Song Collection

    Juliana Hall

    William Blake

    Sound the Flute

    Simon Sargon

    William Blake

    Song Collection: A River of Honey

    The Argument

    Curtis Bryant

    William Blake

    The Divine Image

    Virgil Thomson

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

    The Lamb

    Ernst Bacon

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Quiet Airs

    The Lamb

    Leslie Crabtree

    William Blake

    The Little Fly

    John Alden Carpenter

    William Blake

    Three Songs of Blake and Donne

    Song Collection

    Allen Brings

    William Blake

    The Land of Dreams

    Virgil Thomson

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

    The Little Black Boy

    Virgil Thomson

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

    Tiger! Tiger!

    Virgil Thomson

    William Blake

    Song Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

    Tygers of Wrath

    Ned Rorem

    William Blake

    A. E. Housman

    Song Collection: Aftermath

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    Aftermath

    Composer(s): Ned Rorem

    Song(s): 1. The Drum
    2. Tygers of Wrath
    3. The Fury of the Aerial Bombardment
    4. The Park
    5. Sonnet LXIV
    6. On his Seventy-Fifth Birthday
    7. Grief
    8. Remorse for Any Death
    9. Losses
    10. Then

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    Echo's Songs

    Composer(s): Daron Aric Hagen

    Song(s): 1. Never Pain to Tell Thy Love
    2. I Am Not Yours
    3. A Dream Within a Dream
    4. Echo's Song
    5. I Am Rose
    6. Lost
    7. Why Did You Go
    8. Since You Went Away
    9. Thou Wouldst Be Loved
    10. Look Down, Fair Moon
    11. The Mild Mother

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    Five Songs From William Blake

    Composer(s): Virgil Thomson

    Voice Type: Low

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    Quiet Airs

    Composer(s): Ernst Bacon

    Song(s): 1. Twilight
    2. Gentle Greeting
    3. The Divine Ship
    4. Of Love
    5. Eden
    6. The Little Stone
    7. Fond Affection
    8. Stars
    9. The Heart
    10. Song of Snow-White Heads
    11. The Lamb
    12. To Musique, To Becalme His Fever

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    Songs of John Alden Carpenter (Medium Voice)

    Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

    Voice Type: Medium

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    "The Little Fly"

    Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

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