Ed Newton-Rex: Sonnet 116

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Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: Ed Newton-Rex
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

William Shakespeare’s famous sonnet (‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments’), often used at weddings and civil ceremonies, is here set to beautiful, fresh music by young composer Ed Rex. The mostly homophonic setting employs the composer’s distinctive close harmonies, which, together with short phrases and natural rhythm, serve to add greater meaning to the poignant and moving text. Spells of parallel and contrary motion in the inner parts are intended in some way to reflect important elements of the commitment two people make to each other in marriage or partnership. Sonnet 116 is sure to add an unforgettable moment to a happy couple’s special day, and would also be an excellent addition to concerts using a theme of love.

ISBN: 9781784543334
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 07 February 2018
Language: English
Catalogue No: BH13390

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