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Percy Bysshe Shelley Music

Rosa Ponselle, Love's Sorrow

The American opera singer Rosa Ponselle recorded a soprano version of Shelley's poem "Love's Sorrow" in the 1920s. Her lovely voice does justice to his verse.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love's Philosophy

This poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley is often performed to music. Here, the lovely Maddy G. sings it for her senior voice recital at the Bridges Academy of Fine Arts. Way to go, Maddy!

Percy Florence Shelley, Hymn of Pan

Percy Florence Shelley was the only one of Percy and Mary Shelley's four children to outlive his parents. He dabbled in music and composed the song "Hymn of Pan" in 1864, when he was 45 years old.

Vaughan Williams, Prometheus Unbound

Vaughan Williams was an English composer of the early twentieth century. He was inspired by the English Romantic poets, including Percy Bysshe Shelley. He wrote a symphony movement inspired by Shelley's poem "Prometheus Unbound."

Allan Jaffe, The Mary Shelley Opera

Composer Allan Jaffe created this opera based on the life of Percy Shelley's wife Mary. The first act looks at her life from the time she meets Shelley to the writing of Frankenstein. The second covers the dramatic, tragic twists in her personal life following Shelley's death.

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