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(BT034) SHAKESPEARE SONGS [1900-1950]
Title
Source Composer
00
Orpheus With His Lute (melody)
Henry VIII
R Vaughan Williams
00a
Orpheus With His Lute (accomp)
   
01
O Mistress Mine (melody)
Twelth Night
Roger Quilter
02
O Mistress Mine (accomp)
   
03
Blow,Blow Thou Winter Wind (melody)
As You Like It
Roger Quilter
04
Blow,Blow Thou Winter Wind (accomp)
   
05
When Daffodils Begin to Peer (melody)
A Winter's Tale
Roger Quilter
06
When Daffodils Begin to Peer (accomp)
   
07
When Icicles Hang by the Wall (melody)
Love's Labours Lost
Roger Quilter
08
When Icicles Hang by the Wall (accomp)
   
09
Blow,Blow Thou Winter Wind (melody)
As You Like It
Frank Bridge
10
Blow,Blow Thou Winter Wind (accomp)
   
11
When Daffodils Begin to Peer (melody)
A Winter's Tale
John Ireland
12
When Daffodils Begin to Peer (accomp)
   
13
Orpheus With His Lute (melody)
Henry VIII
Eric Coates
14
Orpheus With His Lute (accomp)
   
15
Under the Greenwood Tree (melody)
As You Like It
Eric Coates
16
Under the Greenwood Tree (accomp)
   
17
Who is Sylvia? (melody)
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Eric Coates
18
Who is Sylvia? (accomp)
   
19
I Know a Bank (melody)
Midsummer Night's dream
Martin Shaw
20
I Know a Bank (accomp)
   
21
I Know a Bank (melody)
Midsummer Night's dream
Julius Harrison
22
I Know a Bank (accomp)
   
23
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
E J Moeran
24
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
25
Where the Bee Sucks (melody)
Midsummer Night's dream
E J Moeran
26
Where the Bee Sucks (accomp)
   
27
When Daisies Pied (melody)
Love's Labours Lost
E J Moeran
28
When Daisies Pied (accomp)
   
29
When Icicles Hang by the Wall (melody)
Love's Labours Lost
Roger Quilter
30
When Icicles Hang by the Wall (accomp)
   
31
Sigh No More Ladies (melody)
 
Peter Warlock
32
Sigh No More Ladies (accomp)
   
33
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
Peter Warlock
34
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
35
Under the Greenwood Tree (melody)
As You Like It
Myles B Foster
36
Under the Greenwood Tree (accomp)
   
37
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
A Young
38
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
39
O Mistress Mine (melody)
Twelth Night
A Young
40
O Mistress Mine (accomp)
   
41
Orpheus With His Lute (melody)
Henry VIII
Frederic Austin
42
Orpheus With His Lute (accomp)
   

The Shakespeare Collection:A History of Song
The Shakespeare collection has been devised and collated as a demonstration of the development of western music by following stylistic,melodic and harmonic changes as composers set to music the words of 'The Bard of Avon', sometimes for new productions of the plays, but often just in the tradition of setting poems in a musical matrix to further realise the meaning of the words. The four centuries which have passed have seen quite dramatic changes in music and these songs are an accessible way to explore and experience these changes. (cf the journey of Full Fathom Five from Robt. Johnson (1612) to Igor Stravinsky!!) The songs have been selected from standard collections of Shakespeare songs (Chappell, B&H etc)as well as from composer collections (Arne,Moeran,Warlock,Stravinsky,Dankworth(Words for Music)) Some Dankworth songs have been transposed to keep them in the range of standard voices.