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(BT035) SHAKESPEARE SONGS [1950-2000]
  Title Source Composer
01
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
Stuart Findlay
02
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
03
The Willow Song (melody)
Othello
Stuart Findlay
04
The Willow Song (accomp)
   
05
Musick to Heare (melody)
Sonnet 08
Igor Stravinsky
06
Musick to Heare (accomp)
   
07
Full Fathom Five (melody)
The Tempest
Igor Stravinsky
08
Full Fathom Five (accomp)
   
09
When Daisies Pied (melody)
Love's Labours Lost
Igor Stravinsky
10
When Daisies Pied (accomp)
   
11
O Mistress Mine (melody)
Twelth Night
Ian Higgison
12
O Mistress Mine (accomp)
   
13
Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (melody)
Cymbeline
Ian Higgison
14
Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (accomp)
   
15
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
Ian Higgison
16
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
17
Who is Sylvia? (melody)
Two Gentlemen of Verona
John Dankworth
18
Who is Sylvia? (accomp)
   
19
Ye Spotted Snakes (melody)
Midsummer Night's Dream
John Dankworth
20
Ye Spotted Snakes (accomp)
   
21
Our Revels Now Are Ended (melody)
The Tempest
John Dankworth
22
Our Revels Now Are Ended (accomp)
   
23
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (melody)
Sonnet 18
John Dankworth
24
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (accomp)
   
25
Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (melody)
Cymbeline
John Dankworth
26
Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (accomp)
   
27
If Music be the Food of Love (melody)
Twelth Night
John Dankworth
28
If Music be the Food of Love (accomp)
   
29
Dunsinane Blues (melody)
A summary of the 'Scottish Play'
John Dankworth
30
Dunsinane Blues (accomp)
   
31
The Compleat Works (melody)
A Catalogue in Song
John Dankworth
32
The Compleat Works (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.