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Re: Shakespeare Songs and Musicals
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0122. Monday, 20 February 1995.
 
(1)     From:   William Schmidt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 10:21:21 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Shakespeare's Songs
 
(2)     From:   Louis Scheeder <
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        Date:   Sunday, 19 Feb 1995 18:42:38 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0118 Re: Shakespeare Musicals
 
(3)     From:   Larry Soller <
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        Date:   Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 18:22:00 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   RE: SHK 6.0118 Re: Shakespeare Musicals
 
(4)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
        Date:   Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 22:20:35 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Rock *Hamlet*
 
 
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From:           William Schmidt <
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Date:           Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 10:21:21 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Shakespeare's Songs
 
There are a number of recordings of settings of Shakespeare's songs, mostly by
English composers in the 30's and 40's.  Many of these were issued as LPs, and
I'm uncertain about their availability on CD.
 
I am particularly fond of Gerald Finzi's "Let Us Garlands Bring" (issued on
Lyrita 93).  Also, Finzi did some incidental music to LLL, which is on CD
(Nimbus 5101).
 
There is also a collection, "Songs to Shakespeare" (Hyperion A66026) with music
by Eric Coates, Ivor Gurney and Peter Warlock, among others.
 
Finally, the Folger Theatre Group issued an LP several years ago, "The Music of
Shakespeare" with settings by William Penn.
 
                  Best,
                                Bill Schmidt
 
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From:           Louis Scheeder <
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Date:           Sunday, 19 Feb 1995 18:42:38 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0118 Re: Shakespeare Musicals
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0118 Re: Shakespeare Musicals
 
Re: Michae' Martin's quest for music from Shakespeare - have a listen to *Such
Sweet Thunder*, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, composed and orechestrated by
Eillington and Billy Strayhorn.  It dates from 1957 and is dedicated to the
Shakespeare Festival, Stratofrd, Ontario.  Ellington working from Hamlet,
Othellor, Midsummer, etc. is pretty terrific. Columbia CD - COL 469140 2
 
Louis Scheeder
 
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Date:           Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 18:22:00 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 6.0118 Re: Shakespeare Musicals
Comment:        RE: SHK 6.0118 Re: Shakespeare Musicals
 
You might include Lorena McKennitt's(sp) versions with her remarkable voice.
 
lss

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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
Date:           Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 22:20:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Rock *Hamlet*
 
Does anyone remember a rock *Hamlet* around 1970?  It played on Broadway and
was not a success.  I liked it because it was a serious attempt to interpret
the play, and some of its decisions were interesting. I don't remember much
about it though.
 
Yours, Bernice
 

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