Each of these 4 songs from Shakespeare plays takes a different view of love, but also holds in common the idea that love must be enjoyed when you have it, for soon it will fade away like good weather. The songs are “It was a lover and his lass,” and “Under the Greenwood Tree” from As You Like It, “O mistress mine, where are you roaming?” fromTwelfth Night, and “Take, O take those lips away” from Measure for Measure.
This set of songs was originally for chorus. This version of the songs was created for tenor, Arthur Wu, and pianist, Pauline Troia with the support of a grant from the Hewlett Foundation administered by the Arts Council of Monterey County.
Four Songs of Fleeting Love
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