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    Looking for art song composers in English who wrote about supernatural or gothic subjects as Schubert did with Erlkonig. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Lots of heavy metal, if that's your thing, influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and Necronomicon.
    https://www.hplovecraft.com/popcult/music.aspx
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    Michael Tippet's 'Caliban's Song' is about a half human, half monster son of a witch.

    Granville Bantock composed a song cycle on Oscar Wilde's poem 'The Sphinx'.

    Frederick Delius' 'Spielmann'. The Ibsen text on which the song is based explores the tale of the fossegrim, a troll from Norwegian folklore. The fossegrim lives in rivers and offers to to grant supplicants virtuosic abilities on the violin—but only at the price of their eternal personal happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakeklondike View Post
    Looking for art song composers in English who wrote about supernatural or gothic subjects as Schubert did with Erlkonig. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    Jonathan Harvey Nachtlied

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    Ferneyhough, Transit.

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