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Born: 27 October 1736
Died: 17 February 1796
MacPherson's fame rests on his 'translations' of an ancient bard named Ossian, later revealed as a hoax.
View the Wikipedia article on James Macpherson.
Settings of his poetic works
Settings of text by James Macpherson
- Darthulas Grabesgesang, Op. 42, No. 3 (Johannes Brahms)
- Father of heroes (John Wall Callcott)
- Green thorn of the hill of ghosts (John Wall Callcott)
- In the lonely vale (John Wall Callcott)
- O thou whose beams (John Goss)
- Ossian's address to the sun (Legh Richmond)
- Peace to the souls of the heroes (John Wall Callcott)
- Pleasant is the voice of thy song (John Wall Callcott)