London (William Blake; scored by Carsten Braun)




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Published on Apr 21, 2016

William Blakes Poem "London" set to music. Illustrations by Paul Gustave Doré who visited London in the 19th century.

Carsten Braun - Piano & Keyboards
Volker Reichling - Drums
Roman Fuchß - Bass
George Rademacher - Guitars
Ralph "Mosch" Himmler - Trumpet
Herbert Kleinschmidt - Saxophone & Flute
Jochen Welsch - Trombone

Recorded & Produced by Reinhard Kobialka @ Topaz Audio Studios Köln (Cologne), Ruben Mesado Estrada @ Ekcentrik Studio Germany & Carsten Braun.
Mixed by Carsten Braun.


William Blake - London

I wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow,
And mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every Man,
In every Infant’s cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forg'd manacles I hear.

How the Chimney-sweeper’s cry
Every black'ning Church appalls;
And the hapless Soldier’s sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls.

But most, thro' midnight streets I hear
How the youthful Harlot’s curse
Blasts the new born Infant’s tear,
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse.


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