Voicing: TTBB and piano and SATB and piano
Text: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) (The Tempest)
Published by: classica Music Publishers; EVM #015 (2007)
Version for SATB and piano: MV #016
Notes: Composed in 2004 for Da Camera Singers, Edmonton, Canada. The text is one of Ariel's songs from Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest. Be sure to listen to the gorgeous live recording of the work sung by the men of the Ontario Youth Choir on the right. I have also done a version of this work for mixed voices and piano which is also published by classica. Full Fathom Five is also included in No Mortal Business, a large-scale work for choir and chamber orchestra on the life of Shakespeare (read more in my blog "Shakespeare's 400th"). See the Canadian Music Centre for further details on this work, and look for "No Mortal Business" in the blog section of this site to listen to the final movement in a live performance.
Full fathom five thy father lies,
Performed by: The Ontario Youth Choir, conducted by Dr. Marta McCarthy, Leslee Heys, piano; Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto; August 24, 2014.
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