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Edgar Allan Poe Music

Bona Fide, The Poe House

This jazz trio is based in Baltimore, one of the many cities that claim Poe as a native son (though the fact that Poe died and is buried there bolsters Baltimore's claim). Their album "The Poe House" is inspired by Edgar A., with tracks like "The Poe House" and "Never More."

Nox Arcana, Shadow of the Raven

Nox Arcana is a Gothic duo who compose soundtracks of the creepy music heard at Halloween haunted houses and low-budget scary movies. Their album "Shadow of the Raven" is a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe.

Alan Parsons Project, Tales of Mystery and Imagination

This album inspired by Poe's tales was the first album recorded by the influential British rock band, the Alan Parsons Project. Their next album was inspired by the Isaac Asimov story I, Robot.

Claude Debussy

This French composer listed Poe as one of the major influences on his work. He started writing operas based on The Fall of the House of Usher and The Devil in the Belfry, though neither was finished in Debussy's lifetime.

James Holbrooke

Holbrooke, an English composer, was also inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. He set Poe's poems The Raven, Ulalume and The Bells to choral music. He also wrote a ballet based on Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death."

Various Artists, Closed on Account of Rabies

This tribute album features actors and musicians like Gabriel Byrne, Jeff Buckley, and Marianne Faithfull reading Poe stories, set to music. The performances are good, though it's hard not to be overshadowed by Christopher Walken's reading of The Raven.

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