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Kaija Saariaho

Publisher: Chester Music

Prospero's Vision (2002)
Work Notes
for Peter on September 27th, 2002. Part of 'The Tempest Songbook'
Text Writer
Shakespeare
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Voices and 1-6 players
Year Composed
2002
Duration
5 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
baritone
Orchestration
Availability
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Programme Note
Kaija Saariaho Prospero's Vision (2002)
PROSPERO
You do look, my son, in a moved sort,
As if you were dismayed. Be cheerful, sir.
---
These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. Sir, I am vext.
---
A turn or two I'll walk,
To still my beating mind.


Shakespeare, The Tempest


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