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In black ink : three Shakespeare sonnets for voice & piano / music: Andrew Anderson ; text: William Shakespeare.

by Andrew Anderson (2016)

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  • Instrumentation: Medium voice, piano.
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    Performance by Alexandra Mathew, Brenna Wee from the CD Piano Quartet in C Minor, Sonata for Violin & Piano, and In Black Ink


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This setting of three Shakespearian sonnets was commissioned in 2016 by Gloria Gamboz, and dedicated to mezzo-soprano Alexandra Mathew. The first ("Look in they glass and tell the face thou viewest") is one of the Procreation Sonnets, urging the recipient of the sonnet to bear children and thereby preserve a reflection of his beauty. The second ("Those lips that Love's own hand did make") is notable for its unique metre, as well as for the criticism it has received from some scholars regarding its lightweight nature. It reminds us how words cannot be unspoken, but their meaning may sometimes be subsequently altered. The final sonnet "Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea" comments on how even the most enduring of things is ultimately destroyed by time, but that perhaps love might be immortalized through the written verse. It is from this final sonnet that the title of the collection is drawn.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (19p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 11 mins

Contents note:

I. Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest -- II. Those lips that love's own hand did make -- III. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea.

Dedicated to Alexandra Matthew

Commissioned by Gloria Gamboz.

Includes copy of texts.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-900977-92-2

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