Sonnet 76 : vocal sextet
by Ruth McCall (2016)
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This piece is a setting of a Shakespeare Sonnet and references some of early music styles, such as setting a word as it sounds (eg "compounds strange" or "ever the same"). The song itself is a question about whether one should present as a person has done before, or to create new material. The result is a mixture of the two ideas - conservative and creative, as the poet wrestles with the concept.
Instrumentation: SSATBarB vocal ensemble.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Requires 6-part singing
Written for: Song Company
Commission note: Written for The Song Company as part of their concert series "A Strange Eventful History" in June 2016.
The composer has noted the following styles, influences, etc. of this work:
Shakespeare Sonnets, Early Music, Word-painting, Polyphony
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