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Philip Lane
FIVE SHAKESPEARE LYRICS for female voice choir and piano
Roberton 3073

Catalogue Number: 03073

ISMN: 9790222239852

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Five Shakespeare Lyrics SSA image
Shakespeare is so much the poet of all times and all climes that it occurred to me to view a sequence of song texts with a kaleidoscopic eye and create a variety of stylistic examples that grew characteristically out of each text - not to produce variety for its own sake but as a genuine collection of individual reactions. This apparent mixture of styles seems to me completely natural and acceptable, although only perhaps in film music is it normal for a composer to be able to express himself in quite such a disparate manner. Philip Lane

Five settings of Shakespeare texts for SSA choir and piano: Where the bee sucks (from "The Tempest"); Tell me, where is fancy bred? (from "The Merchant of Venice"); Blow, blow, thou winter wind (from "As You Like It"); Full fathom five (from "The Tempest"); It was a lover and his lass (from "As You Like It").

Duration 11 minutes

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