Three Shakespeare Settings
It Was a Lover and His Lass / Take, O, Take Those Lips Away / Under the Greenwood Tree
Lyrics by William Shakespeare, music by Sally K. Albrecht
Alfred Archive Edition: Alfred Choral Designs
3-Part Mixed, a cappella
This three-in-one publication includes choral settings of three Shakespeare texts: "It Was a Lover and His Lass" (in a madrigal style), "Take, O, Take Those Lips Away" (a lush, slow setting), and "Under the Greenwood Tree" (a light, energetic 6/8 piece). These works are written exclusively for 3-part mixed voices and are very accessible for today's developing choirs. Outstanding literature for concert, festivals, or adjudications.