More From M. Ryan Taylor

Two Early Songs : Medium Voice By M. Ryan Taylor
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Two early art songs by composer M. Ryan Taylor. The first song, after a poem by Michael Drayten is entitled "Come Let Us Kiss and Part." The second song is a setting of Proverbs 3:13-20... More > "Happy is the Man." Both songs were composed in the late 1990s and are the earliest of Taylor's works to be published. Both have been revised and updated in early 2006.< Less
Leafs from the Diary of an Old Soul : contains both Medium High & Medium Low Voice editions By M. Ryan Taylor
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Cycle of 5 songs: "C.S. Lewis, perhaps the greatest Christian apologist of the 20th century and author of the popular children's book series, "The Chronicles of Narnia," considered... More > George MacDonald his mentor and spiritual guide. MacDonald himself was an Anglican minister for a time, but was forced to give up the ministry because of his radical beliefs. He is best known for his fairy tales, but also wrote many sermons, books and some poetry. "The Diary of an Old Soul," MacDonald's largest poetic work, consists of 365 four-line stanzas, one for each day of the year. These poems deal mainly with MacDonald's strife in reconciling himself to God. Out of these pleadings I have selected a number of stanzas that speak to me. They are primarily about life, death, rebirth, beauty and the power of creation. "Leafs from the Diary of an Old Soul" was composed mainly in 2003 with some revision in 2004." - M. Ryan Taylor< Less
Lions, Spiders & Flies for Medium Voice By M. Ryan Taylor
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This setting for medium voice of two poems by Vachel Lindsay would make a humorous addition for any concert, but would really be a hit at any Halloween event. The first song, "The Lion",... More > describes how the strife of a pride of lions is put to peace when an explorer unwittingly becomes dinner. The second song, "The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly" is written from the perspective of the fly, who loved, unfortunately, the spider. The set was originally written in 1998, entitled "Two Songs to Frighten Young Children." This updated version was produced in 2005.< Less
La Belle Dame sans Merci : M High & M Low Editions By M. Ryan Taylor
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Song Cycle: La Belle Dame sans Merci (trans. The Beautiful Lady without Mercy) is one of Keats' most famous poems and tells the tale of a young knight who is bewitched one springtime by a seductive... More > fay. The knight gladly succumbs to the fairy's charms, is 'kissed to sleep' but then encounters a very troubling dream. Upon waking he finds that he is alone, spring and summer have fled away, and he is left to answer the probing questions of a passerby on the 'lone hillside.' The poem became a favorite subject for visual artists in the British Isles, particularly among the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. One of those paintings, a work by Waterhouse, was the inspiration for this song cycle.< Less