Muriel Rukeyser

American writer Muriel Rukeyser's poetry has been set to music by Ned Rorem, Samuel Adler, Eric Whitacre, Ben Moore, Libby Larsen, and several other American composers.

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Born in New York City, political activism was an important part of Muriel Rukeyser’s writing.

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Music@Menlo Live '03: Innovation / Evolution: The Unfolding of Music 1720 - 2002, Vol. 5 (Voices of Our Time)

(John Corigliano, John Harbison and Ned Rorem)


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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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