Gerard Manley Hopkins  Poems In Musical Adaptations
 
Gerard Manley Hopkins  Poems In Musical Adaptations
   
Gerard Manley Hopkins' poems to music by Sean O'Leary
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The Alchemist: Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems In Musical Adaptations by Sean O'Leary  

The ALCHEMIST
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poems
In Musical Adaptations
by Sean O'Leary

Sean O'Leary, Fiddleford Manor, Dorset 2006
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The Alchemist also features the voice of soprano Belinda Evans
Poet and priest Gerard Manley Hopkins believed that "poetry was originally meant for either singing or reciting".
In this beautifully produced 2 CD set you'll discover singer-songwriter Sean O'Leary's outstanding settings of Gerard Manley Hopkins' verse.

Listen now for free to excerpts from these songs

 O'Leary has done what I never thought I would hear: a wonderfully new, electrically charged version of the poet dearest to the heart of many of us.
Poet & Writer Paul Mariani is author of the biography entitled "Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life" published by Viking in 2008
 O'Leary has been compared to Dylan and Johnny Cash. His eclectic sound incorporates chants and hymn-like compositions.
The TABLET
 No lover of poetry, no lover of Gerard Manley Hopkins, no one with a splash of nature mysticism in their veins, and certainly no Christian should be without this deeply-moving and inspirational album.
 The joy, exhuberance and fun as well as the deeper thoughts of Hopkins come alive in The Alchemist.
 
 
 
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Photograph: Sean O'Leary performing Gerard Manley Hopkins poems set to music
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Gerard Manley Hopkins' poems to music by Sean O'Leary
 

All songs © Sean O'Leary 2005-2014

  ‘Let Me Be To Thee As The Circling Bird’ and ‘The Alchemist In The City’ from The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, 4th edition (1970) edited by Gardner, W.H & MacKenzie, N.H.. Extract from Gerard Manley Hopkins edited by Cathy Phillips (The Oxford Authors), 1986. By permission of Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Province of the Society of Jesus.
  All Gerard Manley Hopkins verse taken from The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, 4th edition (1970) edited by Gardner, W.H & MacKenzie, N.H.. By permission of Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Province of the Society of Jesus.
  Minor changes have been made to Hopkins' original material for the purposes of musical adaptation. Minor differences also exist between the text of these lyrics and the recorded versions of the songs.

 
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