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Robert Frost: Singable Illustrated Poems by Robert Frost

Posted on: April 14, 2013

robert frost portrait

I just found the Robert Frost poem THE SECRET SITS in POEMS TO LEARN BY HEART, a collection of poetry compiled by Caroline Kennedy and gorgeously illustrated with watercolor paintings by Jon J Muth.  A tune came to me for this little verse.  I’m sorry to remember reading somewhere that Robert Frost did not particularly like his poetry being set to music.  I’m not a composer, but little tunes do come to me sometimes and I can’t help it.  When something comes, I’ve a compulsion to share. I hope Mr. Frost will forgive me for sharing the little tune (found below).

Then I realized that I’ve amassed a sweet little collection of Frost poems, illustrated and set to music.  I hope he won’t mind all these, either, most gorgeously set to music by masters.

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cow in apple time frost yeagle
The Cow in Apple Time
Poem by Robert Frost
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Dean Yeagle

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DUST OF SNOW” from the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

DUST OF SNOW
SBWE SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
Poem by Robert Frost
Musical Setting by Elliott Carter
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Dust of Snow

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dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords
DUST OF SNOW (w chords)
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords

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dust-of-snow-sbwe-no-chords
DUST OF SNOW (no chords)
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
dust-of-snow-sbwe-no-chords

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Poetry for Young People: American Poetry
Edited by John Hollander
Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
(Singable Poems include:  “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman)

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Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost
Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Gary D. Schmidt
Illustrated by Henri Sorensen

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Poetry Speaks to Children

Edited by Elise Paschen
Illustrated by Judy Love, Wendy Rasmussen, Paula Zinngrabe Wendland
(Comes with a CD of artists and authors reading the poems)
Letter to Bee” by Emily Dickinson is on p. 3
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is printed on p. 4 and a recording of Robert Frost reading his poem is on Track 3 of the CD
Halfway Down” by A. A. Milne is printed on p. 68

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The Rose Family
Poem by Robert Frost
Musical Setting by Elliott Carter
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This book is for home, classroom and library use only.

To view or print The Rose Family, click here:
rose family SPB for SBWE

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDARThe Rose Family
SBWE Advent Calendar the rose family
The Rose Family
Poem by Robert Frost
Musical Setting by Elliott Carter
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “The Rose Family,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar the rose family

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDARStopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
SBWE Advent Calendar Stopping by Woods
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem by Robert Frost
Sing to the Tune of Greensleeves
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Stopping by Woods
Sing along with Emily, here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/stopping-by-woods-eleg-2010

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Stopping by Woods w Guitar Chords SBWE
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Poem by Robert Frost
Sing to the Tune of Greensleeves
Song Sheet Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Stopping by Woods w Guitar Chords SBWE

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem by Robert Frost
Sing to the Tune of Greensleeves
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Sing along with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/stopping-by-woods-eleg-2010

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swinger of birches frost koeppen
A Swinger of Birches (Poems of Robert Frost for Young People)
Poems by Robert Frost
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Peter Koeppen
Edited by Barbara Holdrige

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you come too robert frost
You Come Too (Favorite Poems for Young Readers)
Poems by Robert Frost
Musical Settings by Various Artists
With Wood Engravings by Thomas W. Nason

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FROSTIANA (Seven Country Songs for Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Voices with Piano Accompaniment)
A Song Cycle of Frost Poems by Randall Thompson

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FROSTINA wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frostiana

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FROSTIANA songs as performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on their album CHOOSE SOMETHING LIKE A STAR:
choose something like a star
http://www.amazon.com/Choose-Something-Like-a-Star/dp/B00AIGPAYW/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0

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Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Robert Frost wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frost

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Robert Frost on Poets.org:
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/192

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Robert Frost on Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/people/robert-frost-20796091

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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