Mathias, William - Shakespeare Songs for mixed voices and piano

Mathias, William - Shakespeare Songs for mixed voices and piano

Mathias, William - Shakespeare Songs for mixed voices and piano

£8.50

for SATB and piano
This eight-movement work sets texts taken from different Shakespeare plays. The piano part is integral to the whole, helping to emphasise the contrasting moods of these poems.
Contents
Under the greenwood tree
Full fathom five
Lawn as white as driven snow
Sigh no more, ladies
Crabbed age and youth
Dirge
It was a lover and his lass
Blow, blow, thou winter wind

William Mathias (1934-92)William Mathias was born in Whitland, Dyfed. He studied at the University College of Wales, and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music. From 1970-1988 he was Head of the Music Department at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. Mathias musical language embraced both instrumental and vocal forms with equal success, and he addressed a large and varied audience both in Britain and abroad. He was also known as a conductor and pianist, and gave or directed many premières of his own works. He was made CBE in the 1985 New Year's Honours. In 1992, the year of his death, Nimbus Records embarked upon a series of recordings of his major works.

SKU: 0193411906