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That time of year, op. 2 : a song setting for five unaccompanied voices / Jonathan Little.
by Jonathan David Little (1986)
That Time of Year is an a cappella setting of one of Shakespeare's most poignant sonnets (No.73) for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass soloists. The frequently subdued dynamics and wide vocal range require a firm degree of control. The soprano line is particularly demanding, because of its high, but often very quiet notes. The overall mood is one of gentle melancholy - sometimes almost sombre in tone - influenced by the weight of the three male voices (against the two female lines), and this is frequently matched by the archaic-sounding harmonies. The middle section comprises a set group of phrases from which the singers are free to choose, but all are calculated to sound well together.
Published by: Wirripang [M720041728] — 1 score (14p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — High tenor and soprano parts
Duration: 4 mins, 30 sec.
Includes programme note, text of poem and biographical notes about composer.
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