Thomas Adès: The Tempest: Full Score

Books | Opera

Publisher: Faber Music
Composer: Thomas Ades
Format: Sheet Music | Score

With The Tempest, Thomas Adès composed one of the most striking and successful operas of recent years. From the turbulent orchestral prelude with which it begins to Ariel’s stratospheric yet ethereal ‘Five fathoms deep’ and the radiant quintet of reconciliation in its final act, its composer conjures up a wholly compelling musical world.

Responding to librettist Meredith Oakes’ clear, unfussy refashioning of Shakespeare into formalised rhyme schemes, Adès has created a new kind of tonal language that is both direct and communicative but also indelibly contemporary.

ISBN: 9780571538386
Published on: 01 March 2018
No of pages: 464
Language: English
Catalogue No: 057153838X

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