Friday, May 20, 2011

Lulla lulla lullaby

This afternoon Collin came by so we could go over the music he has been working on for A Midsummer Night's Dream. He's tackling two fairy songs: the first to sing Titania asleep and the second to bless the house of the newly married Duke Theseus. We wanted to have a fairly upbeat feel to these pieces. A little folky, a little lively, a little Dylan-esque. (That is my oh-so-technical musical skill at describing what I want the songs to feel like. Genius, right? Sure.)

So here is the sneak preview that I got today:


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You spotted Snakes with double tongue,
Thorny Hedgehogs be not seen,
Newts and blind worms do no wrong,
Come not near our Fairy Queen.
Philomel with melody,
Sing in our sweet Lullaby.
Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Never harm, nor spell, nor charm,
Come our lovely Lady nigh,
So good night with Lullaby.
Weaving Spiders come not here,
Hence you long legg’d Spinners, hence:
Beetles black approach not near;
Worm nor Snail do no offense.
Philomel with melody,
Sing in our sweet Lullaby.
Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Never harm, nor spell, nor charm,
Come our lovely Lady nigh,
So good night with Lullaby.


Pippin is helping.

And, of course, when work is done, it's time to play ... WITH PIPPIN!

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