We've finally done it. After 17 parts on YouTube, Search for Youth is done! There's some editing work before it gets put in the available shows section - but I'm honestly not going to touch it for a while. For those that don't feel like watching any of the up to four hour long streams - here is the entire audio! There will be a shorter version available with a happy ending after the fanfare section for those that want a shorter show.
I present to you...
Something not marching band! Weird, huh? Today I've (quickly) recorded a multitrack of a piece written for a production of Shakespeare's the Tempest. It is from Act 1, Scene 2. The melody comes from one of the original settings of the text, and then I... harmonized it in a way to give it a more ethereal sound. The melody is sung by Ariel, a spirit, and is backed by two more spirits. It follows a pretty normal SSA set up, with a few times where the parts cross slightly.
Here ya go!
Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands.
Curtsied when you have, and kissed
The wild waves whist.
Foot it featly here and there,
Full fathom five thy father lies.
Of his bones are coral made.
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell
Hark! now I hear them,--ding-dong, bell.