Hermit Songs, Op. 29

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Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs, "based on comments written on the margins of medieval manuscripts by Irish monks, are infused with a modal harmonic language of great stylistic integrity; they led [William] Schuman to hail Barber as an unmatched art-song composer."

--Barbara B. Heyman's article in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Date: 1954Composer: Samuel BarberText: Anonymous

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