Music, When Soft Voices Die is a major poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, written in 1821 and first published in Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1824 in London. The poem is one of the most anthologised, influential, and well-known of Shelley's works.
Many composers and musicians have set the poem to music with vocal accompaniment.The excellent version for SATB Chorus with Piano accompaniment composed by Geoffrey Bush is now available as part of the Elkin Choral Series.
Geoffrey Bush was a British composer, organist and scholar of 20th-century English music. His compositions include 5 operas, 2 symphonies, choral pieces such as his Christmas Cantata and many songs, generally in the lieder style.