Music and Poetry of the Kesh

Music and Poetry of the Kesh cover

MP3s from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home
Words by Ursula K. Le Guin
Music by Todd Barton
$4.99 (MP3 Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-209-9

Le Guin’s classic novel was originally published with a cassette tape, Music and Poetry of the Kesh, Music by Oregon Shakespeare Festival Resident Composer Todd Barton, words by Ursula K. Le Guin, who performs many of the selections.

Book View Café offers Music and Poetry of the Kesh as a zipfile containing 13 MP3s, plus an ebook in both MOBI/Kindle and EPUB form of the liner notes and lyrics.

Listen to free samples.

Please note that Music and Poetry of the Kesh is a very large (50Mb) file, which will take time to download. Unzip the ZIP file and open the “Music and Poetry of the Kesh – MP3s” folder to see the liner notes and MP3 files.


“Reading Always Coming Home is an act of discovery…. Everything Le Guin does is interesting, believable and exquisitely detailed.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner

“An appealing book as well as a masterly one…. The future world she has created here is awesomely complex.”—Newsweek

Table of Contents:

Liner Notes: EPUB
Liner Notes: MOBI

Heron Dance
Twilight Song
The Yes-Singing
Dragonfly Song
A Homesick Song
The Willows
Long Singing
The Quail Song of the Summer Dance
A Teaching Poem
A River Song
Sun Dance Poem
A Music of the Eighth House