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Shakespeare Songs, Book V

By Matthew Harris

Choral (SATB choir a cappella)
Composed by Matthew Harris. Choral. A Cappella, Classical, Collection, Concert, Contemporary, Contest, English, Festival, Poetry. Octavo. 40 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50485621).

Item Number: HL.50485621

ISBN 9780634082559. 6.75x10.5 inches. William Shakespeare/Matthew Harris.

This collection is part of a 6-book set of musical settings of lyrics to songs in Shakespeare's plays. This grouping opens with a melancholy prelude “I Shall No More to Sea,” followed by the woozy “Come Thou Monarch of the Vine.” “Oh Heart” is set in a doo-wop style and the set ends with a folk-like setting of “When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy.” The extended coda builds to sixteen parts as it repeats various bits of the poem.

  • I Shall No More to Sea 
  • Come, Thou Monarch of the Vine 
  • O Heart 
  • When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy 
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  • May 15, 2011 Beautiful music - shame about the pricing

    This is the first of the six books of Matthew Harris Shakespeare songs. They all have songs that are quite lovely to sing and should be part of any aspiring choirs repertoire. The music deserves a 5 star rating. However, if you want to sing a selection of songs from...

    the different books you have to buy all six. I am certain that if the publishers supplied individual songs they would reap much more benefit. It just for this reason that I have reduced my rating to 4 stars.

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