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The combination of poetry and music has seen such diverse manifestations and aesthetic effects over the past thousands of years. In this case, I appreciated the way in which the music helped me hear structure and meaning in the poem. The repetitive opening musical phrases followed of the parallelism in the poem's opening. Where the poem paused, so did the music. I did appreciate being able to listen to just the poem first; it could have also been interesting to hear just the music, before listening to their combination