After a long hiatus, I've started streaming a bit again. The last two days I've done two different music writing streams. The first was of my marching band show using the Sarah's theme from Hocus Pocus Come Little Children. The show uses that theme as a backdrop for the tale of the Pied Piper. I'll have some audio of that one soon after the next stream, but for today I'll post a quick recording I made of the choral piece I wrote in the second stream over the last couple days:
The text for this piece comes from Prospero's Epilogue in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The end of the play has the lead role talking about wanting to be done... which we can all fairly relate to. The piece is designed for Tenor-Bass Choir, with a four part split - with some high parts in the Tenor and Baritone. (Tenor 1/2, Baritone, Bass).
Here's the text used in the WIP recording above:
Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
And what strength I have's mine own.
Which is most faint: now 'tis true.
I must be here confined by you.
Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
Since I have my dukedom got, dwell
In this bare island by your spell,
With the help of your good hands:
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails.
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Here is what I have left:
Which pierces so, that it assaults
Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardoned be,
Let your indulgence set me free.