Two Shakespeare Settings (2013)
for Baritone and Piano
Text by William Shakespeare
- To Reason Thus
- In the Winter’s Pale
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: for Tom Lovering
Two Shakespeare Settings (2013) for baritone and piano was composed for Tom Lovering. Both texts are brief excerpts from plays by William Shakespeare (1564–1616).
from Richard II (c. 1595):
All the places that the eye of heaven visits
Are to a wise man ports and happy havens.
Teach thy necessity to reason thus;
There is no virtue like necessity.
from The Winter’s Tale (c. 1610):
When the daffodils begin to peer,
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year;
For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.