Go to the bottom of the class, Travis. smile My next project is to set Goethe's Faust Part II to music in the original German, and I don't expect to hear any whining about not being able to understand it. Nobody's supposed to understand Faust Part II.

I do get what you are saying. I have a friend who writes songs based on Faulkner stories. I enjoy the songs, but they definitely have more impact once he tells us what they're about. On the other hand, imagine how much they will be enjoyed by Faulkner fans who already know the story, and whose pleasure is enhanced by the smug knowledge that they are in on it.