Music is read, and notes can sound blue, can you be inspired, by poetry too? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we listen to music inspired by poems. We hear Philip Sparke’s take on a poem by Friedrich Schiller, Lewis Buckley’s rendition of Sandburg’s “Fog,” and Valerie Coleman’s imagining of Langston Hugues, all right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Portraits of Langston Valerie Coleman McGill/McHale Trio Demarre McGill, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano; Mahershala Ali, reader Sandburg Reflections - II. Fog Lewis Buckley Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Lewis Buckley Lisa Williamson, mezzo-soprano The Song of the Bell After a Poem by Friedrich Schiller Philip Sparke Johan Willem Friso Band, Hans Leendners My Hands Are a City Jonathan Newman University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, John P. Lynch