Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Music
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.