for SSAA, pia duet, and percussion This is a charming set of eight short movements, beautifully and intelligently setting some of Shakespeare's best-loved words. Ideal for upper voice choirs looking for something interesting and accessible, each movement creates a new atmosphere, from jaunty and angular to mysterious and atmospheric.
John Gardner was born in Manchester and educated at Wellington College and Oxford University. After 6 years in the RAF, he joined the music staff of the Royal Opera House, leaving at the end of 1952 to pursue a freelance career as composer, teacher, pianist, and conductor. He has composed three symphonies, several large-scale cantatas, four operas, and a great variety of ensemble, solo and choral music as well as theatre music for the Old Vic and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford.