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We love Brindaband. This indie group records albums inspired by the Romantic poets, like Percy Shelley: Rock Star and John Keats's Sublime Single. This two-track album sets "To Autumn" and "On the Shore" to music.
John McEwen was a Scottish composer who passed away in 1948. He composed three pieces for the piano based on Keats' poetry, a trio known as the "Keats Preludes." Have a listen.
The music for this 2009 Keats biopic is meant to evoke the poet's life. With tracks like "Negative Capability," "Bright Star" and "Ode to a Nightingale," the soundtrack lives up to its billing. We recommend listening while gazing dreamily at a photo of Ben Whishaw (or Abbie Cornish, depending on your preferences).
The classical American composer John Mitchell has set the text of Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" to music. Try our completely unscientific experiment to prove that listening to this arrangement while reading the poem gives you better grades.
Sisters Jolene and Sharlene Keats perform as The Keats, a country/folk duo hailing from Canada. The duo cites John Keats as one of their influences, along with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.