Blow, blow, Thou Winter Wind – SATB
Shakespeare for Mixed Voices (SATB) choir. This well known poem from ‘As You Like ii’ by William Shakespeare is set dramatically to music for SATB choir.
From William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII [Blow, blow, thou winter wind] (Shakespeare for mixed voices)
Shakespeare for Mixed Voices (SATB) choir. This well known poem from ‘As You Like it’ by William Shakespeare is set dramatically to music for SATB choir.
The title itself of Shakespeare’s poem Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind has an important meaning. It reflects human nature. It opens up many questions. Originally written to be part of a play, the poem clearly represents human response to unfaithfulness. Shakespeare’s use of personification and fluctuating mood has better enabled him to emphasize his theme of betrayal. It is obvious that this poem is not simply about the cold winter wind, but rather the cold, truth of human nature.
Alan Simmons setting of Shakespeare for mixed voices
This powerful SATB setting musically represents the fluctuating mood of the poem. From a quiet start, the piece builds to a dramatic conclusion.