Double-Double :-) (#Shakespeare400 & Cinema)

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Oct 29, 2016, 10:52:45 AM10/29/16
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Hello everyone!!
You may think this is a day-of reminder of today's 2:30pm Shakespeare Saturdays (Cinema) at The Inwood Library - but it's also the Roll-Out day for the next #Shakespeare400 song.  Here's the song announcement:

With Halloween capping October, the song “Orpheus” from “King Henry VIII” is apropos to the season!  Shakespeare Saturdays is happy to roll-out this #Shakespeare400 song with soloist Josh Alexander on the YouTube recording, as Josh sings Shakespeare’s words to the music composed by Donna Stearns.

To Purchase the Sheet Music:

Buy your copy for $5 via PayPal via this link to Donna’s “Orpheus” Page- (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 and displays the lowest note – the Low B (circled).  The highest note is a 9th above the Low B (which is C#, a half step above Middle C) but appears on a different page.  The song is recorded in B minor but if you prefer a different key, please email to make a key request.  The sheet music can be transposed based on a key request or by emailing Donna the top note of your vocal range.  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 B minor 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!

Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain tops that freeze,
Bow themselves when he did sing.
To his music, plants and flowers
Ever sprung, as sun and showers,
There had made a lasting spring.
Every thing that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
Hung their heads, and then lay by.
In sweet music, is such art
Killing care, and grief of heart
Fall asleep, or hearing die.

 About #Shakespeare400:

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!

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