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Barbara Frietchie & Other Poems

by Michael Maglaras

A collection of twelve of John Greenleaf Whittier's most beloved poems, set to music and read by Michael Maglaras, released in honor of the 2007 bicentennial poet's birth.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Pressed Gentian
2:49 album only
2. Barbara Frietchie
4:31 album only
3. How The Robin Came
4:42 album only
4. In School Days
3:29 album only
5. Isabel
2:20 album only
6. What The Birds Said
4:12 album only
7. How The Women Went From Dover
8:42 album only
8. Hampton Beach
5:55 album only
9. The Barefoot Boy
5:55 album only
10. Maud Muller
9:42 album only
11. The Frost Spirit
2:57 album only
12. Burning Driftwood
7:29 album only


Album Notes
In the mid and late 19th century, the American poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was one of the most famous men in America. Statesman, ardent abolitionist, poet of the first rank – schools closed on his birthday, streets across America were named in his honor, and his poems were read and memorized throughout America and much of the English-speaking world.

In early 2006, 217 Records released Volume 1, "Snow-Bound" of the Whittier Bicentennial Recording Project, which featured a single poem...Whittier's masterpiece, "Snow-Bound."

We are now pleased to announce Volume 2, "Barbara Frietchie & Other Poems." This volume will feature many of Whittier's most beloved poems, including "The Pressed Gentian," "Burning Driftwood," and others...all read by Michael Maglaras.

Just as we incorporated the music of Charles Ives into our recording of "Snow-Bound," Volume 2 employs the music of Mendelssohn, Goosens, Vaughan Williams, and the wonderful American composer Morton Feldman.

Produced by Terri Templeton, this volume features an essay...a personal appreciation...by Michael Maglaras.



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Irv Weibrot

Michael Maglaras has done it again!
Michael Maglaras has done it again! Just bought this and I have to say I love it. I'mm wondering if they will come out with a third volume? A beautiful and tasteful performance and the music is just magical.