Songs of John Keats

Version for soprano and chamber ensemble
  • Title Songs of John Keats
  • Year 1984
  • Instr fl,cl,vln,vc,perc,pf,soprano solo
  • Duration 10 min
  • Categories Vocal, Chamber
  • Publisher CF Peters
  • Texts John Keats
  • AlternatesSongs of John Keats
    Version for soprano and chamber orchestra

A light airy ‘Song’ serves as an introduction to a setting of Keats’ magnificent sonnet, “To Sleep.”

First Performance:
Voices of Change, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor, Christine Schadeberg, soprano
Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX, Nov. 19, 1984.

Review

Karchin´s settings of the poetry of Keats are his most recent displays of a striking conception of text setting… The poetry interacts with musical material in an unprecedented fusion. —Citation to the composer from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1985.

American Academy of Arts and Letters

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