Sigh No More - from Much Ado About Nothing

(1982)

by Nigel Hess

Description
tenor voice, cello and strings
Duration
3
Genres
Solo Voices with Orchestra, String Orchestra, Tenor
Text
William Shakespeare
Instrumentation
strings
Languages
English
First Performance
April 1982, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon,UK: Royal Shakespeare Company/Dir. Terry Hands
Availability

Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes
A song from Terry Hands’ celebrated production which toured extensively, including seasons in Los Angeles (as the centrepiece of the Olympic Arts Festival) and on Broadway. The score, together with Cyrano de Bergerac (playing in repertory with Much Ado), won the New York Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Music in a Play’. "Remarkably catchy music (Shakespeare's greatest hits?) is supplied by Nigel Hess. His more solemn setting of ‘Sigh no more, ladies’ deserves to be more than a hit: a standard." (Robert Cushman, The Observer)

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