Figgy Duff's score for The Tempest

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David Dalton

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Aug 19, 2021, 12:46:07 AM8/19/21
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A recording of Figgy Duff’s original score from the 1982 production
of "The Newfoundland Tempest” is available. For more
information on that, including links to samples and digital
purchase and to a video from a 2006 production, see
http://www.pamelamorgan.ca/tempest.html . A version
with just the instrumentation and no voices is also available,

And on a related note:

Newfoundland celtic rock band Figgy Duff, on their album
After the Tempest, recorded Honour, Riches (song from
The Tempest, sung by Pamela Morgan).

The song from the Tempest goes:

Honour, riches, marriage blessing
Long continuance and increasing
Hourly joys be still upon you
Juno sings her blessings on you

Earth's increase foison plenty
Barns and garners never empty
Vines with clustering bunches growing
Plants with goodly burden bowing

Spring come to you at the farthest
At the very end of harvest
Scarcity and want shall shun you
Ceres blessing so is on you

though it will have to be slow increasing. Also I
think my copy of the Collected Works of Shakespeare
might have “in the very end of harvest”.

Also with all the floods and drought and wildfires
and plagues of insects the last two verses are
less certain, depending on what we do. But perhaps
there can be a volcanic eruption which would cool
the planet for a few years, buying us a bit of time.

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David Dalton dal...@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
“‘You could lay down your head by a sweet river bed/But Sonny
always remembers what it was his Mama said” (Ron Hynes)

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