Some of Shakespeare’s most popular and memorable songs feature in Twelfth Night, and these timeless lyrics have been set by literally hundreds of composers. A wonderful cast brought this production to life, and included Desmond Barrit, Emma Fielding, Haydn Gwynne, Tony Britton, Bille Brown and Derek Griffiths as the jester Feste, who is not such a fool as he appears. Here he brings the play to a thoughtful close.
“With its cute Warwickshire street scenes (John Gunter) and lush orchestral underpinning (Nigel Hess), Ian Judge’s production of Twelfth Night has all the signs of a number one tourist attraction.” (Irving Wardle, Independent on Sunday)
Description: voice and orchestra
Duration (mins): 7
Genre: Orchestral - Solo Voices with Orchestra, Orchestral - Chamber Orchestra, Solo Voice
Instrumentation: tenor recorder (=descant).fl.cl - hn - perc(1): tgl/mark tree/tamb - harp - guitar - strings
Contributors: Shakespeare W()
Commission Details: From incidental music written for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'
First Performance: FP: 1994, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK: Royal Shakespeare Company/dir. Ian Judge