These Three Shakespeare Songs are difficult, but each in different ways. It’ll give us something to challenge ourselves for a few weeks, so print them out and we’ll see what we make of them.
This is the first of VW’s Shakespeare Songs, which is SSSSAATTBBB. The tenor splits aren’t a problem, and the third bass part just needs someone to sing the wrong note for a bar. So there are fewer rehearsal files than different notes.
Number 2 of VW’s Three Shakespeare Songs. It’s in eight parts throughout (or nine if you’re a second bass and fancy putting in the octave).
The third of VW’s Shakespeare Songs. Like the others it’s in eight parts, but this one comes with a bonus rehearsal track that’s 33% slower, for reasons which become obvious when you listen to the piece.
First, here’s the tutti slower version:
…and in individual parts:
Now brace yourself for the correct tempo versions: