A second poem has been chosen to become a Folk song: Bartholomew Barker's "Silence."
Fernando Fidanza, official music composer for TDS who pairs poetry with Folk music, jumps right into this new song. The poem-as-lyrics begin with the first strum of the melodic guitar, and the music takes us on an adventure not quite filled with silence, but emotion.
Bartholomew stated that Fernando "does a great job putting emotion in his voice" as he discussed the song on his blog. "Maybe it's just me being a proud parent but I think he did a great job. I love his accent. This is the first time I've heard my words sung to music and it affected me more than I'll admit."
More poem transforations to Folk songs by Fernando are coming. The first poem he chose to compose to music was S. M. Cook's "Hell's Love of Heaven's Hatred."
Listen to Bartholomew Barker's poem as a Folk song, composed by Fernando Fidanza on YouTube:
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