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Sonnet 29 "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes" Art Song for Baritone (or Bass) Piano

By James Nathaniel Holland

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Piano Accompaniment, Voice, Baritone Voice, Bass Voice - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Valentine's Day, Recital. Score. 12 pages. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (S0.162685).

Item Number: S0.162685

The sonnet of William Shakespeare set to music and arranged for orchestra and Baritone (or Bass with upper notes). (Range A2 to E4)
The piece begins loud and dramatically with crashes and booms, then contrasts with a beautiful and romantic second part.  Orchestral accompaniment available, sold separately.
This art song is from "A Cycle of Sonnets" Music by 21st century, American composer James Nathaniel Holland
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.  
YouTube video presentation (with Tenor and orchestra):

(The sample attached here includes a synthesizer.)

James Nathaniel Holland is an American classical music composer of operas, symphonies, ballets, songs, and other musical concertworks that incorporate a unique, eclectic, blend of romantic, classical, world and jazz styles.
Born and raised in Indiana, he studied music at DePauw University, Vienna Austria, Interlochen National Music Camp and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). At these schools many of his early pieces were premiered and performed, with one work being selected for main-stage production in the season.

Moving to Los Angeles and then settling in New York, he performed professionally sometimes as a singer, sometimes as a pianist, sometimes as choral conductor. He composed incidental music for the stage. In 2002 he founded a composers collective where they showcased their work. He was one of the first composers to participate in the American Music Center’s initial on-line library. The New Jersey Concert Opera and the Gay Men’s Chorus of New Jersey also featured his comic operas and art songs.

From 2005 he moved to Costa Rica where he organized concerts with visiting guest artists to present his chamber music to the public. Presently he lives in a castle in the central mountains of Costa Rica.

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