JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

FIVE SHAKESPEARE SONNETS

5 Songs for Baritone and Piano
on sonnets by William Shakespeare

Publisher
Juliana Hall Music

Availability
Fall 2021

Texts
1 – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
2 – Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day
3 – Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,
4 – When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
5 – Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,

Year of Composition
2000

Duration
32 minutes

First Performance
April 29, 2001
 
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT
 
Richard Lalli, baritone
Juliana Hall, piano

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Richard Lalli, baritone
Juliana Hall, piano

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,