Henry Thacker Burleigh, 1866-1949.
Ethiopia saluting the colors. Poem by Walt Whitman. New York: G. Ricordi, c1915.
Whitman's words continue to inspire countless composers to set them to music. Among more than eight hundred musical score entries set to Whitman texts listed in the WorldCat database are items by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Kurt Weill, Ned Rorem, and John Adams.