The Tempest Songs
Song cycle for soprano, flute, clarinet, cello and piano
Five Songs from Shakespeare's The Tempest, composed for stage productions, and later adapted for concert performance.
Recorded by Linda Poetschke, soprano, with the UTSA Faculty Chamber Ensemble
Come Unto these Yellow Sands
Full Fathom Five
Where the Bee Sucks
Caliban's Dream
Our Revels Now Are Ended
Instrumentation
  • Soprano
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Cello
  • Piano
Duration: 10 minutes
Full Score pdf
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Composer's Notes:
The Tempest Songs were composed as songs and incidental music for a production of the play at Sam Houston State University, and commissioned by Dr. Richard Butler. Songs four and five were added later as a commission by Dr. Douglas Boyer at St. Mary's Hall in San Antonio. They were adapted into a cycle for the concert stage in 1999.
- James Scott Balentine