Pardon Goddess of the Night : set to words by William Shakespeare from 'Much Ado About Nothing'
by Andrée Greenwell (2019)
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Pardon Goddess of the Night : for mezzo soprano or alto or baritone, optional backup vocal, and keyboard and/or guitar / music by Andrée Greenwell ; words by William Shakespeare.
Library shelf no. 783.4542/GRE 1 [Available for loan]
This is an elegant funeral song intended to be sung by the minstrel 'Balthasar' in the play. Mandy Bishop performed the role in the play, so I have left open a range of vocal possibilities for concert performance.
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano or alto or baritone voice, piano and/or guitar. Optional back-up vocal.
Difficulty: Medium — Ideal for senior secondary, youth, tertiary, and professional singers
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
chamber-pop, indie-classical, post-minimal, influenced by renaissance vocal music.
Arranged from the score commissioned for the Bell Shakespeare Company for its production and national tour of 'Much Ado About Nothing', directed by Peter Evans, 2019.
Resonate article: Much Ado About Nothing - songs for theatre and vocal performance by Andrée Greenwell
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