Plain-chant for America
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Plain-chant for America poems and ballads by Katherine Garrison Chapin

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Published by Harper & brothers in [New York and London] .
Written in English

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  • Poetry.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Katherine Garrison CHapin. With an essay, The quality of poetry.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3505.H352 P5 1942
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 141, [1] p.
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6430677M
LC Control Number42001329
OCLC/WorldCa771144

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The return of John Barbirolli, accompanied by the presence of Josef Hoffman as soloist, and a new work, "Plain-Chant for America," by William Grant Still, poem by Katherine Garrison Chapin, with. Plain-Chant for America, by Katherine Garrison Chapin, Harper & Bros. The poems of Katherine Garrison Chapin tell us things that we know. There is no straining for originality in thought or form. Her book is distingulished by many of the qualities of good workmanship, and by . Katherine Garrison Chapin, sometimes known by her married name Katherine Biddle, was an American poet, librettist, and playwright. She is best known for two collaborations with composer William Grant Still: And They Lynched Him on a Tree and Plain-Chant for America. Chapin wrote on a variety of subjects, but evinced a particular fascination with politics and racial justice. She published widely in literary journals . Choral composition, Plain Chant for Amer, to have premiere at N Y Philharmonic-Symphony Orch concert.

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