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That Time of Year: Sonnet 73.v2 (rschletty/Dadai)


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Another in the series of Shakespeare sonnet songs by Postludes Trio (now Breakers). Composition and guitar track by Jack Miller. Vocals by Richard Schletty. Copyright 2006 Music by Jack Miller/ Lyrics by William Shakespeare

Jack's previous demo is here: http://www.macjams.com/song/22536

Jack says: "Over the last year I have had one friend die of cancer and three others enter the battle against that dread disease. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare gripped me when I read it, as it elegantly addresses the topic of getting old and facing the days when death is not too far off."

Richard writes: "I got a little excited today when I got a letter in the mailbox from Warren Smith (MacJammer WKS). It was a news clipping from the New York Times which reported this: Shakespeare's Sonnets Reinvented by Contemporary Musicians. It was about the Royal Shakespeare Company commissioning contemporary music settings of Shakespeare's sonnets. Well, Jack and I are looking for our day in the dark, so I decided to act and finish my vocal mix for Jack's soundtrack for Sonnet 73 which I had been neglecting for several months."

Here is the story Warren sent me: http//query.nytimes.com/...

Richard sent this e-mail to The Royal Shakespeare Company today:

12-1-2006

To: The Royal Shakespeare Company
Attn: Roger Mortlock, Philippa Harland, Nada Zakula, Joanna Hammond, Dean Asker, Danielle Baird and Lucien Riviere

Dear Shakespeare devotees:

I just saw this:
Shakespeare's sonnets reinvented by contemporary musicians
http://www.rsc.org.uk/press/420_4626.aspx

Our group of contemporary musicians, Postludes Trio (now Breakers), has been overlooked! We have already done settings of a number of Shakespeare sonnets. May Jack Miller and I write or perform for you? Our songs are here:

http://www.macjams.com/song/5194 Thou Art More Lovely: Sonnet 18
http://www.macjams.com/song/6881 Music to Hear: Sonnet 8
http://www.macjams.com/song/7476 Love Alters Not: Sonnet 116
http://www.macjams.com/song/10114 Sonnet 138: Rock / When My Love Swears
http://www.macjams.com/song/10132 Sonnet 138: Industrial / When My Love Swears
http://www.macjams.com/song/10181 Sonnet 138: Jazz / When My Love Swears
http://www.macjams.com/song/19625 Like As The Waves: Sonnet 60
http://www.macjams.com/song/21106 When In Disgrace: Sonnet 29 (Furner version)
http://www.macjams.com/song/21272 When In Disgrace: Sonnet 29 (Schletty version)
http://www.macjams.com/song/26685 That Time Of Year: Sonnet 73 (posted today!)

Jack and I are unsigned musicians but we do own pens. Give us a holler!

Sincerely,
Richard Schletty and Jack Miller
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Lyrics
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.

In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by.

This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

Sonnet 73, William Shakespeare
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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2006 - 06:10:12 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2019 - 09:43:12 PM
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said 4615 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Well done...
my friend.
Feter said 4609 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Jack my friend
this is a remarkable song ... !!
very passionate ...!!
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said 4615 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Still looking...
But we're still looking for a nice female voice for an alternate mix of this sonnet. Operators are standing by. Pick up the phone, m'lady.
said 4614 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Hey Richard...
...why not ask Roxylee?
said 4614 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
why not?
We did.

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said 4614 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
I was recently wondering...
...if you guys had hung up your guns. I'm relieved to find that it isn't so. Another beautiful installment in this remarkable series. Love the "oooooh's"! Lovely harmonies. Nice crisp g'tar. LOVE IT!

Be well bros!
Feter said 4610 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Quite passion
a classic ...what to be said more my freind ..
it seems you wrote it not shakespeare ...!
wonderfull !!
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said 4610 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
To Feter
Thanks, Feter. We truly appreciate your kind comment.

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Feter said 4609 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Richy !!
you realy Gave it all its Beauty
its just like made for your voice
you real knows how to made these
themes gems .....well done my friend
wish to hear good news soon !!
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TobinMueller said 4568 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Bard proud
A wonderful interpretation, well balanced, classical folky, evoking both beauty and balance. Very nice harmonies, I especially liked the oo transition, the more unusual chordal voicings and substitutions. The track has a demo, unfinished feel to it; lacking a certain precision my bears wanted within this inventive and classic writing. I can't put my finger on it. Consider having a more focused voice try it out, like a theatre tenor. At some points it reminded me of a Stephen Schwartz song, theatrical, which also made the Shakespeare image work better. Very nice work.
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said 4510 days ago (March 16th, 2007)
Hey Tobin...
Just saw this... much thanks for your input. It's encouraging to me that you like this. It really is still in a demo state... hopefully the song will get some more attention.
... cheers

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