Multimedia

Audio and Video


Audio/Video Renditions of Poems

An outstanding contemporary performer of Hopkins is Lance Pierson. Although sadly he has recently passed away, his CD, this time of some of the lesser-known Hopkins poems, can still be purchased from his website at lpperformer@googlemail.com.

“The May Magnificat”
Performed by Lance Pierson

Poem: “The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins”
Reader: Cyril Cusack
Notes: Famous actors from an earlier generation have also recorded Hopkins poems. A 1958 recording by Cyril Cusack
where he reads 19 of Hopkins’s poems.


Original Music

Here are links to original musical compositions based on specific Hopkins poems or concepts.

Title: “Mesmerised”
Composer: Jacques Bank

Title: “A Nun Takes the Veil”
Composer: Samuel Barber

Title: “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (A.M.D.G.)”

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Performers: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Title: “Three Inscapes”

Composer: Douglas Lilburn
Movement: “Three Inscapes: I.—”

Title: “Three Inscapes”
Composer: Douglas Lilburn
Movement: “Three Inscapes: II.—”

Title: “Three Inscapes”
Composer: Douglas Lilburn
Movement: “Three Inscapes: III.—”

Title: “Symphony No. 2”
Composer: Anthony Milner

Title: “Nondum”
Composer: Benedict Sheehan
Notes: Performed by The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery

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