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An American composer whose name and work never travelled outside his own country was Ernst Bacon, born 26 May 1898 and died 16 March 1990. The writer of this note had experience of both his music and his noble prose, which breathes the spirit of Walt Whitman. He was especially prolific in solo settings of Emily Dickinson.