Upon A Golden Bough

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Upon A Golden Bough

July 24, 2015

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The lyric poems of W B Yeats are presented in an inspired variety of styles from blues, doo wop, folk, rock, pop, and classical.

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"The Rose Tree"

"The Second Coming"

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Song List

    Our scene opens upon a golden bird upon a golden bough singing to His Lordship’s Lords and Ladies of what is past or passing or to come.

  1. Coole Park, 1929   (4:43)

  2. The Second Coming  (3:12)

  3. The Wheel  (2:20)

     

  4. “The swordsmen and the ladies can still keep company”

  5. For Anne Gregory  (1:57)

  6. Remorse for Intemperate Speech  2:19

  7. The Crazed Moon  3:12

     

  8. “How can we know the dancer from the dance?”

  9. The New Faces (2:11)

  10. The Leaders of  the Crowd   (2:53)

  11. The Fool by the Roadside  (2:10)

     

  12. "It's certain that fine women eat / A crazy salad with their meat / Whereby the Horn of Plenty is undone."

  13. In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz  (3:28)

  14. Blood and the Moon  (1:17)

  15. Oil and Blood  (1:27)

     

  16. “ . . . I have a marvelous thing to say, / A certain marvelous thing.”

  17. Stream and Sun at Glendalough  (3:19)

  18. The Rose Tree  (2:17)

  19. Veronica’s Napkin  (2:30)

     

  20. “I sing what was lost and dread what was won.”

  21. Two Songs from a Play  (2:09)

  22. Sixteen Dead Men  (2:49)

  23. Symbols  (1:55)

     

  24. "What shall I do with this absurdity --  . . . this caricature. / Decrepit age that has been tied to me / As to a dog's tail”

  25. Sailing to Byzantium  (5:50)

  26. Easter, 1916  (4:47)

  27. Leda and the Swan  (2:42)

     

  28. “But O that I were young again / And held her in my arms.”

  29. Towards Break of Day  (3:40)

  30. On a Political Prisoner  (3:29)

  31. Death  (2:34)

     

  32. “For an old bellows full of angry wind . . .”

  33. Quarrel in Old Age  (2:13)

  34. A Meditation in Time of War  (1:02)

  35. Byzantium  (5:37)

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