Responsibilities

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Responsibilities

August 11, 2016

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Poems from William Butler Yeats's volume RESPONSIBILITIES set to Saum's original music.

Responsibilities is both charming and intriguing . . . In fact, part of the appeal is that Saum has seemingly become one of the wise beggars, hermits or fools so beloved by Yeats – the simple but wise beggar who incongruously tosses out unexpected, profound insights . . . Responsibilities scores with such jolting juxtapositions:  as the jaunty, Beatles-like pop of ‘September 1913,’ the Doors-like electric guitar and organ of ‘The Realists,’ and the doo-wop pop feel of ‘The Cold Heaven.’”

Rick deYampert
The News-Journal
Daytona, Florida

Song List

1. [Introductory Rhymes]  2:51

2. September 1913  4:07

3. To a Friend whose Work has come to Nothing  3:04

4. Paudeen  4:18

5. To a Shade  3:46

6. The Three Hermits  2:36

7. Beggar to Beggar Cried  3:27

8. Running to Paradise  1:56

9. Murphy, Martyn, and Moore  2:02

10. A Song from ‘The Player Queen’  1:50

11. The Realists  4:23

12. I.  The Witch  :44

13. II.  The Peacock  2:24

14. The Mountain Tomb 2:18

15. I.  To a Child Dancing in the Wind  3:09

16. II.  Two Years Later  2:26

17. A Memory of Youth  1:53

18. Fallen Majesty  3:32

19. Friends  2:55

20. The Cold Heaven  3:36

21. That the Night Come  4:04

22. The Magi  3:54

23. The Dolls  4:13

24. A Coat  :42

25. [Concluding Rhymes]  2:21

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