Kristen Lawrence | Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Danny Elfman Loreena McKennitt Nightwish

More Artists From
United States - California

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: Goth Classical: Organ Moods: Mood: Brooding
There are no items in your wishlist.

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

by Kristen Lawrence

If Edgar Allan Poe had been a musician, what would “The Raven” sound like?
Genre: Rock: Goth
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. The Raven
Share this song!
X
20:38 $2.99
2. The Raven (Instrumental)
Share this song!
X
20:39 $2.99
3. Ghost of John (Bare Bones Version)
Share this song!
X
4:38 $0.99
4. Ghost of John (Bare Bones Version) [Instrumental]
Share this song!
X
4:38 $0.99
5. Ghost of John (Dead Composers Version) [Instrumental]
Share this song!
X
9:06 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Classically trained organist Kristen Lawrence has tapped on Poe’s chamber door, writing a score to “nevermore” in her new CD release, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. Set amidst pipe organ and strings, her ethereal soprano voice carries all 18 verses of the famous poem, as if sung by the ghost of Lenore.

Kristen’s gift for writing memorably melodic music showcases the undying beauty of Poe’s words – an elegant combination that will win raves from Halloween haunters, horror fans, literature teachers, and Poe lovers of all ages.

Quite the appropriate artist to set “The Raven” to music, Kristen has developed a reputation as a “Halloween specialist.” Stephen Fortner, executive editor of Keyboard Magazine, says: “If the Halloween Town of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas had a resident keyboardist, it would be Kristen Lawrence.”

A love of autumn and interest in the history of Halloween inspired Kristen to write and arrange music she calls her Halloween Carols™. Her albums include: Arachnitect (2008), A Broom With A View (2009), Vampire Empire (2009), and now Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven (2012).

Quoth Kristen, “People love Poe. People love Halloween. People want pretty music to add richness to what they love.” And this CD would win Edgar’s approval, for he said:

“…there can be little doubt that in the union of Poetry with Music in its popular sense, we shall find the widest field for the Poetic development.”

He also said:

“Music… is so vitally important an adjunct, that he is simply silly who declines its assistance…”

Edgar loves music. He’s probably listening.


Reviews


to write a review

Greg Shoop

The Raven, another great piece by Kristen Lawrence
I have used Kristen's music for Halloween ambiance for a couple of years. "The Raven" is even better than her past CDs. I find her vocalization of Edger Allan Poe's poem totally captivating. The classical style pipe organ accompaniment is spectacular.

This is not just another dark pipe organ recording for Halloween, this is a wonderful piece of music that does fit nicely into the Halloween theme.