Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems In Musical Adaptations
 
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Liz Mastin
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 The Alchemist is every poet's dream. The beautiful voice of Sean O'Leary singing with heart and soul (the heart and soul of Gerard Manley Hopkins) could not be better. With loving faithfulness to Hopkins' dream, passion and his priest's calling, Liverpool born singer-songwriter O'Leary leads us directly into the poet's world in this wonderful, delightful and amazing recording. We hear Hopkins' sprung rhythm, intricate word runs, unusual inscape and instress images. The joy, exhuberance and fun as well as the deeper thoughts of Hopkins come alive in The Alchemist. Along with Belinda Evan's beautiful accompanying voice, the album is a definitive masterpiece. One cannot tire of it, but can only learn from it. To die for -- really, and that's putting it mildly.

20 May 2007
 
Liz Mastin is based in North Idaho and is currently working on her first book of poetry.
 
© Liz Mastin 2007