Four Shakespeare Songs

Composer:

Betty Roe

Words by:

William Shakespeare

Date of composition:

1974

Publisher:

Thames Publishing

Forces:

Medium Voice, Flute, Piano

Duration:

 

Vocal Range(s):

d to e'

Genre:


 

1. Sigh No more (from Much Ado about Nothing)Four Shajespeare Songs- Cover - In a lilting 6/8.

2. Come away, death (from Twelfth Night) - Marked "With Urgency".

3. The Willow Song - Desdemona's song from Othello.  The setting uses an original 16th century tune for the piece.  The voice enters unaccompanied to be joined by the flute, then by the piano.

4. Orpheus with his lute (from Henry VIII) - With a beautifully melodic flute part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video performance of the songs on YouTube;