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Robert Frost

Robert Frost

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Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer. Among his greatest works are the musical arrangements for three of Robert Frost's poems: "Dust of Snow," "The Rose Family," and "The Line Gang."

Paul Sperry

Tenor Paul Sperry sings Elliott Carter's musical arrangements of Frost's poems. We aren't sure what Sperry sounds like, but we love his bow tie.

Stevie Wonder—"Stay Gold"

Musical genius Stevie Wonder wrote this song for the soundtrack to the film The Outsiders, based on Ponyboy's rendition of Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Stevie!

Randall Thompson

Frost's poems have inspired many musicians. American composer Randall Thompson set several of Frost's poems to music, including his famous "The Road Not Taken."

The Lied and Art Song Text Page

This website (see their FAQ for an explanation of the name) has a database of all Frost poems that have been set to music. It's pretty impressive.

David Rubenstein

Composer David Rubenstein has created voice and piano arrangements for two Frost poems, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "The Rabbit Hunter." You can listen to audio clips of the songs on his website.

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