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Bob Chilcott: Ophelia, Caliban, And Miranda: Mixed Choir

Part | Mixed Choir
Composer Bob Chilcott
Publisher Oxford University Press
Instrumentation Mixed Choir

Bob Chilcott's Ophelia, Caliban, And Miranda for SATB, Piano and optional Saxophone, Bass and Drum kit. This is the part for Saxophone, Bass and Drums.

Ophelia, Caliban, And Miranda puts a jazzy twist on three Shakespearean characters. With newly written texts by Charles Bennett, each of the three movements focuses in on Ophelia from Hamlet and Caliban and Miranda from The Tempest.

In the funky opener, 'River Bride', the upper voices take the part of Ophelia, while the tenors and basses play a lover figure. Caliban's song, 'Ariel taught me how to play', is a reflective ballad in which the slave tells Miranda, who has escaped his advances, about the spirit helper Ariel teaching him to play the Saxophone. The final movement, 'All good things come to an end', is a sassy yet tender number, where Miranda bids farewell to her beloved husband Ferdinand, declaring: 'I've gone back to the island to remember who I am'.

The Saxophone, Bass, Piano and Drum kit parts may be played as written or serve as a guide.

Difficulty Easy
Product Format Part
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Release Date 2016
Pages 12
ISBN 9780193412729
Edition Number 9780193412729
Catalog No. OUP9780193412729
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