Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne

1837 - 1909

Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English writer, known as the inventor of a poetic form called the "roundel" as well as a famous contributor to the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Image: Algernon Charles Swinburne, portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1860


Swinburne's poetry has been set in classic art song and choral works by several American poets, including Miriam Gideon, Victor Herbert, Margaret Ruthven Lang, Clara Kathleen Rogers, and Leo Smit.

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Songs & Song Collections BY Swinburne (entered to date)
Composers who set Swinburne's TEXTS (entered to date)

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