Book Reviews: Jane Eyre

This is another book that helped shape me. In some ways, Jane is the typical heroine: she grows up in hardship and develops a strength that can only be grown from that kind of upbringing. Then a mysterious man who also needs healing crosses paths with her, and they complement each other. She saves him, … Continue reading Book Reviews: Jane Eyre

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On “To Music, To Becalm His Fever”

Robert Herrick, a forgotten poet of the seventeenth century, leaves his legacy in song. Known as the "songwriter," his work is among the easiest to set to music. Blake R. Henson arranged one of Herrick's most widely recognized poems, "To Music, To Becalm His Fever," in a choral setting of tense chord clusters that resolve … Continue reading On “To Music, To Becalm His Fever”