Academic journal article Journal of Singing

To Dream Again

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

To Dream Again

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TWO SONGS

BOURY, ROBERT. TO DREAM AGAIN (William Shakespeare). C. F. Peters, 2005. G minor-E[musical flat] major; D^sub 4^-A[musical flat]^sub 5^; Tess: M; C, 3/2, 2/4, 2/2, Agitato (...) V/M, P/mE-M; 6 minutes. Soprano.

Robert Boury, Professor of Music and Resident Composer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received an Inter-American Music Award for this song from Sigma Alpha Iota, and it is published by Peters in their Inter-American Music Awards Publications Series. The texts from The Tempest divide the song into four sections: first, a speech by Caliban from Act III ("Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not"); second, a speech by Miranda from Act V ("O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world . . ."); third, another speech by Miranda from Act I in which she describes the shipwreck that brought her to the island; and last, a speech by Prospero from Act IV ("Our revels now are ended"). The piece is meant to be performed by one voice, and the music under the lines that are set does not portray the three characters from the play but rather reflects the moods of the four speeches. …

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