Epithalamium (tenor with chamber ensemble)
by Andrew Ford (1991)
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Instrumentation: There are 2 versions: Tenor voice, flute, cello (1991) Tenor voice, violin, tubular bell in D (1994)
Duration: 2 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced student/professional.
Words from Act IV of 'The Tempest'.
Epithalamium, by Andrew Ford
Source: Recorded live at Halcyon concert 'Lily on a Black Wave: Modern composers interpret Shakespeare' at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 6 October 2007
An epithalamium (or epithalamion) is a song after a wedding. This one sets words from the wedding scene of Ferdinand and Miranda in Act IV of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The words themselves may or may not be by Shakespeare – a number of Shakespeare scholars have their doubts that he wrote this part of the play – but the blessing delivered by the three spirits, in the forms of the goddesses Juno, Ceres and Iris, contains some delightful imagery.
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