Much Ado - for Recorder (or Flute), Guitar, and Hand Drum

Much Ado - for Recorder (or Flute), Guitar, and Hand Drum

39.99

13 pages. Putting on a production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing? This musical set makes it easy for community and school productions to fulfill the show's musical requirements.

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With song settings of lyrics from Shakespeare's text, as well as two pieces of incidental music, this set serves all your musical needs for your production of Much Ado About Nothing. The songs are simple and easy to learn (even for untrained musicians/singers), the instruments are easily acquired (recorder or flute, guitar, and hand drum), and the musically interrelated songs give your show an added element of cogency and setting. These recordings are from Olentangy Orange High School's 2015 production of Much Ado About Nothing which performed October 30, 31, and November 1, then again March 13 at the Ohio State Thespian Conference.

 

Sigh No More
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more.
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into hey nonny, nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no more
Of dumps so dull and heavy.
The fraud of men was ever so
Since summer first was leafy.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into hey, nonny, nonny.

Heavily, Heavily
Pardon, goddess of the night,
Those that slew thy virgin knight,
For the which with songs of woe
Round about her tomb they go.
Midnight, assist our moan.
Help us to sigh and groan
Heavily, heavily.
Graves, yawn and yield your dead,
Till death be uttered
Heavily, heavily.