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Three oft' set songs : for SATB choir

by Daniel Masmanian (2012)

Three oft' set songs


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Three oft' set songs : for SATB choir / Daniel Masmanian.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/MAS 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Three Oft' set Songs is a setting of three separate poems, the first by William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice, Act III sc. ii) and two sonnets by Edmund Spenser (XLIX and LXXXII from Amoretti and Epithalamion).

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: SATB choir (with piano for rehearsal purposes).

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Difficulty may arise from pitching the more chromatic writing in songs 2 and 3

Contents note: You that choose not by the view -- Sonnet XLIX (from Amoretti and Epithalamion) -- Sonnet LXXXII (from Amoretti and Epithalamion).

Dedication note: Composed for Anne and Joe Scott to mark the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary, 4th November 2012

Commission note: Commissioned by Rose Conway Smith

First performance: by Rosie Conway Smith, Suzanne Trenbath, Brian Trenbath — 8 Dec 12. Private residence in Western Australia

The composer has indicated the following style associated with this work:

Modern expressive

Performances of this work

8 Dec 12: Private residence in Western Australia. Featuring Rosie Conway Smith, Suzanne Trenbath, Brian Trenbath.

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