Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe in Music

Edgar Allan Poe, head-and-shoulders portrait,/ William Sartain. Creator(s): Sartain, William, 1843-1924, artist Date Created/Published: New York : Max Williams Company, c1896. Medium: 1 print : mezzotint. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-04119 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-136223 (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: PGA - Sartain (W.)--Edgar Allen Poe (C size) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Edgar Allan Poe, head-and-shoulders portrait,/ William Sartain. Creator(s): Sartain, William, 1843-1924, artist Date Created/Published: New York : Max Williams Company, c1896. Medium: 1 print : mezzotint. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-04119 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-136223 (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: PGA – Sartain (W.)–Edgar Allen Poe (C size) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Happy Birthday Edgar Allen Poe!
January 19, 1809 was the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe.

I have been searching for decades now for items from the lives of Edith Vail Ross and Paul Josef Martin Eisler and it was to my great surprise when I stumbled across this music and arrangement for high voice by Paul Eisler set to a poem of Edgar Allan Poe:

Cover to Paul Eisler's music set to the Edgar Allan Poe "Hymn to the Virgin", about 1919

Cover to Paul Eisler’s music set to the Edgar Allan Poe “Hymn to the Virgin”, about 1919

I have never heard this played or sung – anyone want to give it a try?

Page 1 of Paul Eisler's music set to Edgar Allan Poe's "Hymn to the Virgin", about 1919

Page 1 of Paul Eisler’s music set to Edgar Allan Poe’s “Hymn to the Virgin”, about 1919

Page Two of Paul Eisler's music set to the Edgar Allan Poe "Hymn to the Virgin", about 1919

Page Two of Paul Eisler’s music set to the Edgar Allan Poe “Hymn to the Virgin”, about 1919

Page 3 of Paul Eisler's music set to Edgar Allan Poe's "Hymn to the Virgin", about 1919

Page 3 of Paul Eisler’s music set to Edgar Allan Poe’s “Hymn to the Virgin”, about 1919

About Guenevere Crum

Guenevere Crum is an artist and a great granddaughter of Edith and Paul Eisler. She has been actively sleuthing her Eisler - Vail Ross heritage since 1999.
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