Shakespeare's Tempest

by The Silent Sessions

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    CD with the Silent Sessions setting of music for Shakespeare's Tempest. Comes in a printed card slip with excerpts of Shakespeare's text and information about the music.
    Artwork by Jon Loomes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Shakespeare's Tempest via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The magic of Prospero’s island, richly suggested throughout Shakespeare’s script, has inspired our settings of Renaissance and Baroque pieces, tunes from a variety of folk traditions, and two new compositions in a traditional vein.
Liner notes include excerpts from Shakespeare's text, narrative and information about the music.


released April 16, 2016

Owen Woods, melodeon
James McNamara, fiddle
Mae McAllister, harp, whistle, recorder



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Silent Sessions Cambridge, UK

Reviewed in fRoots, June 2015:
"Traditional tunes (including morris) and song themes, thoughtfully played in quasi-ambient styling on melodeon and fiddle, inventively interwoven to form accompaniment to a silent play in student theatre. A grower... attractively packaged too." ... more

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