Robert Louis Stevenson

A Scottish writer whose poetry was popular among American song composers, Stevenson is best known for his fantasy novel Treasure Island.

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Stevenson’s poetry and texts have been set by countless Americans, from John Alden Carpenter’s “Looking-Glass River” to Henry F. Gilbert’s “Pirate Song” and from Sidney Homer’s song cycle Six Songs from ‘Underwoods’ to Richard Hundley’s “For Your Delight.”

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A Child’s Garden of Verses

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

By Robert Louis Stevenson

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For Your Delight

Composer(s): Richard Hundley

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Songs of John Alden Carpenter (Medium Voice)

Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

Voice Type: Medium

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"Looking-Glass River"

Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

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Ten Songs (For High Voice and Piano)

Composer(s): Richard Hundley

Voice Type: High

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