George Herbert: Poems

Musical settings

  • Several of Herbert's poems were set to traditional English and new tunes in the 20th century by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, including Vaughan Williams's Five Mystical Songs.
  • Herbert Howells wrote choral settings of Herbert's poems Sweetest of sweets and Let all the world.[27]
  • Judith Weir's 2005 choral work Vertue sets three poems by Herbert.[28]
  • William Walton and Kenneth Leighton also wrote choral settings of "Let all the world in every corner sing" (Antiphon).[29]

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