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Knowles’ Poetry in Song

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I do not write song lyrics, I write poems, many of which
have been set to music as songs and song cycles by several composers

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Poetry She. He.

SHE. HE. (2016) a song cycle
twelve songs for mezzosoprano and ten string guitar
by Herman Weiss, poetry by Nancy Knowles

 

Syzygy Artwork

SYZYGY (2006)
sixteen songs for mezzo-soprano and guitar
by Frank A. Wallace, poems by Nancy Knowles
An intimate poetic journal of life as an artist and mother
Watch Live Performance Video

 

Mi Jardin de Calla Artwork

MI JARDÍN DE CALLA (2007)
song for medium voice and guitar
by Frank A. Wallace, poem in Spanish by Nancy Knowles
A spiritual but lively reverie inspired by a secluded courtyard in Arequipa Peru
Available on CD Here

 

Poetry Light and Dark

BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK THE SPIRIT DANCES (2005)
five songs for mezzosoprano and guitar
by Ed Mascari, poetry by Nancy Knowles

 

How Fragile She Is Artwork

HOW FRAGILE SHE IS (2005)
ten songs for soprano, baritone and guitar
by Frank A. Wallace, poetry by Nancy Knowles and Frank Wallace
A musical celebration of and prayer for our small planet.

 

Pearly Everlasting Artwork

PEARLY EVERLASTING (2001)
song for soprano and baritone with piano, lute, or harpsichord
by Frank A. Wallace, poem by Nancy Knowles
An elegy for musician John Fleagle (1952-1999)
Available on CD Here

 

Bestiary Artwork

BESTIARY (2001)
six songs for mezzo-soprano, baritone and guitar
by Frank A. Wallace, poems by Theodore Roethke and Nancy Knowles
A collection of comic animal songs. Fun.
Watch Live Performance Video
Available on CD Here

 

A Single Veil Artwork

A SINGLE VEIL (2001)
six songs for mezzo-soprano and guitar
by Frank A. Wallace, poems by various authors
All the poems in this group share a simple spirituality. Eclectic.
Available on CD Here

 

Song Without Words Artwork

SONG WITHOUT WORDS (1996)
song for mezzo-soprano and guitar
by Frank A. Wallace, poem by Nancy Knowles
For my brother John (1949-1973)

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