Ophelia Caliban And Miranda

Ophelia Caliban And Miranda

Publisher OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS IN-PRINT TITLES
Composer Bob Chilcott
Voice/Instrument SATB
Difficulty Unrated

OPHELIA, CALIBAN AND MIRANDA
By Bob Chilcott

for SATB, piano, and optional saxophone, bass, and drum kit
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 piano part may be played as written or serve as a guide, and a part for saxophone, bass, and drum kit is available separately for jazz quartet accompaniment.

Contents:

River Bride (Ophelia)
Ariel taught me how to play (Caliban)
All good things come to an end (Miranda)

 

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