Weep You No More
SSA choir, piano
From "Seven Elizabethan Lyrics". Composed by Roger Quilter (1877-1953). Arranged by Robert Sieving. Janet Galvan Roots & Wings Series. Concert. Octavo. Roger Dean Publishing #15/2718R. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.15-2718R).
Item Number: LO.15-2718R
With more than fifty art songs and duets to his name, Roger Quilter (1877-1953) is considered one of England's most accomplished vocal-music composers due to his extraordinary sensitivity to poetry and its rhythm. That sensitivity, combined with this often-set sixteenth-century poem, offers conductors and their students many opportunities to explore rhythmic possibilities that aid in presenting a rendition full of nuance and expression. Robert Sieving's lovely arrangement also preserves Quilter's emphasis on the piano as an integral part of the score rather than mere accompaniment.