Skip to main content
Cover for Music with Words

Music with Words

A Composer`s View

Virgil Thomson


List Price: 16.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


In this practical, stylish, and authoritative book, one of America’s most influential musical figures reveals how he learned to compose music for English poetry and prose. Illustrated with numerous examples from his own works, Virgil Thomson’s discourses on the union of poetry and music will delight and instruct anyone who composes, performs, or simply listens to vocal music.

Yale University Press, 9780300209815, 112pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2014