Of Three Shakespeare Sonnets : Full score
for mezzo-soprano soloist, with flute, clarinet, harp, 2 violins, viola, and cello Buller's chosen sonnets revolve around themes of love, sleeplessness, and the destruciton of time. While the other instruments use a single group of intervals to explore aspects of the Shakespearian sonnet form by musical analogy, the voice has more lyrical lines. Material is available on hire.
- Sheet music | 28 pages
- 231 x 310 x 1mm
- 22 Feb 1990
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
When I consider every thing that grows ... ; Is it thy will thy image should keep open... ; Weary of toil, I haste me to my bed...
About John Buller
John Buller was born in London in 1927. He enjoyed a musical childhood, but it was not until this thirties, after a career as an architectural surveyor, that his began to concentrate on his musical career. In 1975 he became Composer-in-Residence at the University of Edinburgh, as holder of the visiting Forman Fellowship. In 1978 he was awarded an Arts Council Bursary and in 1985-6 he was Composer-in-Residence at Queens University, Belfast. He died in
Since John Buller returned to composition in the early 1970s, the distinguishing features of his work have been a refined literary taste and an ecstatically poetic equivalent between musical and verbal imagery. These were again impeccably displayed in his Of Three Shakespeare Sonnets for voice, flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet . . . words and music inhabit an identical exactly-imagined world of feeling and sentiment. * Robert Henderson, The Daily Telegraph *