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Sonnet 116

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB divisi) a cappella
  • Edition: choral score
  • Language: English
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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.02 kg

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Description
William Shakespeare’s famous sonnet (‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments’), often used at weddings and civil ceremonies, is here set to beautiful, fresh music by young composer Ed Rex. The mostly homophonic setting employs the composer’s distinctive close harmonies, which, together with short phrases and natural rhythm, serve to add greater meaning to the poignant and moving text. Spells of parallel and contrary motion in the inner parts are intended in some way to reflect important elements of the commitment two people make to each other in marriage or partnership. Sonnet 116 is sure to add an unforgettable moment to a happy couple’s special day, and would also be an excellent addition to concerts using a theme of love.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate
ISBN: 978-1-78454-333-4
ISMN: 979-0-060-13390-9
Performance duration: 4'30"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Contemporary Choral Series
page number: 12
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Newton-Rex, Sonnet 116
William Shakespeare’s famous sonnet (‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments’), often used at weddings and civil ceremonies, is here set to beautiful, fresh music by young composer Ed Rex. The mostly homophonic setting employs the composer’s distinctive close harmonies, which, together with short phrases and natural rhythm, serve to add greater meaning to the poignant and moving text. Spells of parallel and contrary motion in the inner parts are intended in some way to reflect important elements of the commitment two people make to each other in marriage or partnership. Sonnet 116 is sure to add an unforgettable moment to a happy couple’s special day, and would also be an excellent addition to concerts using a theme of love.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate
ISBN: 978-1-78454-333-4
ISMN: 979-0-060-13390-9
Performance duration: 4'30"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Contemporary Choral Series
page number: 12
Newton-Rex, Sonnet 116