Paul Laurence Dunbar, Angelina
(1884-1964) Frieda Peycke lived in the Los Angeles, California area where she made a career teaching and performing for women’s clubs and other organizations. Between the teens and the 1950s, she composed approximately 340 musical settings of spoken poems, two-thirds of which were by female writers and many of which were comic in tone. More than 75 of Peycke’s “musically-illustrated readings” were published, issued by nine different publishers. Peycke, who had studied with David Bispham and Bertha Kunz Baker, performed her spoken-word compositions up until 1959 when she was seventy-five years old.
Peycke, Frieda, "Angelina" (1928). Dunbar Music Archive. 103.