Roger Lee Hall

 

Poet and Writer

 

Roger has written a series of poems about his life and music and a collection of them are included in his memoir collection: "Dream World" - Songs, Poems and Stories.

He has also written many haiku poems and six of them have been set to music as six haiku songs, Op. 3.

Two of his one act plays were produced and directed by him and videotaped at their first performances.

"The Grand Constitution"

Celebrating the 200th anniversaries of the U.S. Constitution and The Stoughton Musical Society Constitution, both written in 1787.

This play is in two scenes and concerns the writing of the Stoughton Musical Society's Constitution, the oldest one of any musical organization in the United States.

Music by William Brown, Francis Hopkinson, Alexander Reinagle, William Billings, and Roger Hall.

Videotaped at the Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton, Massachusetts, October 1987.

Read more at:

Singing Stoughton

"The Musical Telephone"

This play was based on a chapter from Edward Bellamy's influential utopian novel, Looking Backward (1888).

Music by Edwin Arthur Jones, Joseph Brackett, and Roger Hall.

Videotaped as the opening event at the Bellamy Centennial Conference, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, September 1988.

Read more at:

The Musical Telephone