#Shakespeare400 continues and Shakespeare Saturdays is delighted to roll out a duet! There’s a single-stanza song in “Measure for Measure” where Mariana overhears a boy singing. I thought it would be fun to make it a duet and have Mariana sing along since the text of the song describes her lost love to Angelo. The YouTube recording features Ray Allen Fritz and Clara Barton Green, singing Shakespeare’s words with music composed by Donna Stearns.
To Purchase the Sheet Music:
Buy your copy for $5 via PayPal via this link to Donna’s “O Take Those Lips Away” Page- http://www.moonbeam.net/dks/composer-shakespeare-TTLA.shtml (If clicking the link doesn’t take you to this Music Page, just copy/paste into your browser.)
A sample page of the sheet music is next to the video clip to display the lowest & highest notes sung. The song is recorded in C major, but if you prefer a different key, please email do...@moonbeam.net to make a key request. The sheet music can be transposed based on a key request or by emailing Donna the requested top note of either the female or male part. Once payment is received, you’ll receive a Vocal-Piano arrangement PDF to your email address as well as an mp3. The music is written out but also has chords above the staves. (Please note that the mp3 is only available in the recorded key of C major even though the sheet music can be transposed to any key.)
Hope you enjoy the music, and please spread the word, and thank you for your support!
Take, O, take those lips away,
That so sweetly were forsworn,
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn;
But my kisses bring again, bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain.
2016 marks 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death, and worldwide, this great playwright is being celebrated through his plays, adaptations, inspired works, exhibits, and music. Shakespeare Saturdays is participating by offering sheet music to Shakespeare songs– with music composed by Donna Stearns, Resident Composer and set to Shakespeare text.
Here’s to Shakespeare!