Joseph Summer, Composer

Sonnet CXXXIII

For Voices, French Horns, and Harp

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words by William Shakespeare

Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
For that deep wound it gives my friend and me!
Is’t not enough to torture me alone
But slave to slavery my sweetest friend must be?
Me from myself thy cruel eye hath taken,
And my next self thou harder hast engrossed:
Of him, myself, and thee, I am forsaken –
A torment thrice threefold thus to be crossed.
Prison my heart in thy steel bosom’s ward,
But then my friend’s heart let my poor heart bail;
Whoe’er keeps me, let my heart be his guard;
Thou canst not then use rigour in my jail.
And yet thou wilt; for I, being pent in thee,
Perforce am thine, and all that is in me.

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Instrumentation

Soprano, Tenor, 2 French Horns, Harp

Duration

7:00

Number of Pages (Score)

29

Page Format

Score, Reduced Score, French Horn 1 & 2, Harp - Digital PDF (8.5 x 11 inches)

Composer

Joseph Summer

Year Completed

2003

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