Onomatopoeia and program music

On 8/31, e-mail from fellow shapenote singer Peter Ross, asking whether onomatopoeia might apply to songs like the City of New Orleans, Bill Staines’s song River, the Carter family song Winding Stream, etc., where the music fits the meaning of the lyrics These are wonderful, incredibly moving songs, and I’ll write about them below, but … Continue reading Onomatopoeia and program music