• Michael Nyman
  • Ariel Songs (from Prospero's Books) Version 1 (1992)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • Sopranopf
  • also available for low voice/string quartet; soprano/Michael Nyman Band and ssx/pf
  • 9 min

Programme Note

Come and Go

Before you can say, ‘Come,’ and ‘Go,’
And breathe twice, and cry, ‘So, so.’
Each one, tripping on his tow
Will be here with mop and mow.


Full Fathom Five

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them, - Ding-dong bell

Listen

Ariel Songs (Shakespeare): 1. Come and go
Ariel Songs (Shakespeare): 2. While you here do snoring lie
Ariel Songs (Shakespeare): 3. Full fathom five

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