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(BT040) SHAKESPEARE SONGS
(The Junior Collection)
  Title Source Composer
01 Thou Soft Flowing Avon (melody) words David Garrick Thomas Arne
02 Thou Soft Flowing Avon (accomp)    
03 The Rain it Raineth Every Day (melody) Twelth Night Traditional
04 The Rain it Raineth Every Day (accomp)    
05 The Willow Song (melody) Othello Traditional
06 The Willow Song (accomp)    
07 It Was a Lover and His Lass(melody) As You Like It Thomas Morley (1615)
08 It Was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)    
09 When Daisies Pied(melody) Love's Labours Lost Thomas Arne
10 When Daisies Pied (accomp)    
11 When Icicles Hang By The Wall (melody) Love's Labours Lost Thomas Arne
12 When Icicles Hang By The Wall (accomp)    
13 Blow,Blow Thou Winter Wind (melody) As You Like It Thomas Arne
14 Blow,Blow Thou Winter Wind (accomp)    
15 Where The Bee Sucks (melody) Midsummer Night's Dream Thomas Arne
16 Where The Bee Sucks (accomp)    
17 O Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly (melody) The Tempest Thomas Lynley
18 O Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly (accomp)    
19
Hark,Hark,the Lark (melody)
Cymbeline
Franz Schubert
20
Hark,Hark,the Lark (accomp)
   
21
Ye Spotted Snakes (melody)
Midsummer Night's Dream
Felix Mendelssohn
22
Ye Spotted Snakes(accomp)
   
23
The Willow Song (melody)
Othello
Arthur Sullivan
24
The Willow Song(accomp)
   
25
Orpheus With His Lute (melody)
Henry VIII
Arthur Sullivan
26
Orpheus With His Lute(accomp)
   
27
I Know a Bank (melody)
Midsummer Night's dream
Martin Shaw
28
I Know a Bank (accomp)
   
29
I Know a Bank (melody)
Midsummer Night's dream
Julius Harrison
30
I Know a Bank (accomp)
   
31
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
E J Moeran
32
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
33
Where the Bee Sucks (melody)
Midsummer Night's dream
E J Moeran
34
Where the Bee Sucks (accomp)
   
35
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
A Young
36
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
37
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
Stuart Findlay
38
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
39
It was a Lover and His Lass (melody)
As You Like It
Ian Higgison
40
It was a Lover and His Lass (accomp)
   
41
If Music be the Food of Love (melody)
Twelth Night
John Dankworth
42
If Music be the Food of Love (accomp)
   
43
Dunsinane Blues (melody)
A summary of the 'Scottish Play'
John Dankworth
44
Dunsinane Blues (accomp)
   
45
The Compleat Works (melody)
A Catalogue in Song
John Dankworth
46
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.