meditative Mixtape Series - POETRY IN MUSIC

POETRY IN MUSIC, Volume 2. The best new Meditative, Modern Classical and Ambient Music. Featuring Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee”.

 

After the positive reception of the first volume of POETRY IN MUSIC, which is the series of mixtapes dedicated to the beautiful world of meditative and modern classical music, you can enjoy a new selection of delicate and relaxing songs selected from the best albums of the year.

This new compilation features works by mainstream artists such as Max Richter and Ryuichi Sakamoto, but also other musical gems by Balmorhea, Bogdan Belyaev and Shastro. A special mention goes to a couple of artists, Daigo Hanada and Joep Beving, who released two of the best piano albums of the year. Their albums are probably the most delicate and poetic works we will hear until the end of 2017.

The peculiarity of POETRY IN MUSIC is that each volume of the series is enriched by the recitation of a poem. The first volume featured the verses of Dylan Thomas’ villanelle “Do not go gentle into that good night“, recitated by the poet himself. Volume 2 features the poignant and touching verses of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe.

“Annabel Lee” is the last of the poems composed by the American author and explores the themes of Love and Death. The narrator tells how he fell in love with Annabel Lee when they were young. Their love for one another burned with such an intensity that angels became envious and one night the wind came out of the cloud, chilling and killing the young woman.


 

“Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe

 

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea—

In her tomb by the sounding sea.


 

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1 comment on “POETRY IN MUSIC, Volume 2. The best new Meditative, Modern Classical and Ambient Music. Featuring Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee”.

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