Started by The Mad Hatter, May 09, 2007, 02:15:27 AM
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Quote from: Cato on May 09, 2007, 02:57:05 AMDusting off and thumbing through my vast collection of obscura: Try an early English poet named Robert Herrick who wrote a poem in dialogue called A Dialogue Bewtwixt himself and Amarillis. A minor 17th century poet named Andrew Marvell has a Dialogue between Body and Soul,There is a good deal of Byzantine/Syrian poetry in dialogue form, especialy on religious themes: Joseph and Mary, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, etc.I recall a Sylvia Plath poem - very depressing of course - called A Dialogue Between a Ghost and a Priest.When I was a composer, I once had a series of songs in antiphony: one voice used an original text, the other a translation into another language of the same text. But the music was in very different styles: if the original was e.g. an ancient Greek poem, I used a style evoking that era, but in the translation the music was "modern-sounding."
Quote from: The Mad Hatter on May 09, 2007, 03:35:04 AMWow, thanks a lot. The Plath looks particularly appealing, just from the title, but I'll have a look at all of them.Re: your compositions: do you mean a counterpoint of the original melody, and a newer melody of your own? Sounds very interesting - do you have any scores?
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