|‘The First Book of Madrigals|
The First Book of Madrigals. Music by Gavin Bryars, for unaccompanied male voices (2000)
Gavin commissioned thirteen poems from Blake to be set to music – they were first sung by the Hilliard Ensemble in Finland in December 2000. Eleven of them subsequently appeared, along with others, in Blake's sequence ‘Madrigalia', in the Selected Poems . Two others, ‘Web' and ‘Against Dieting' have not been collected.
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