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Sonnet 113

Publisher: LAH Publications

Catalogue Number: LAH 53

Year: 2016

For: SSAATTBB

Duration: 3:30

This piece was commissioned by Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, who had performed the premiere of Sonnet 43 two years prior. This setting lilts along with a wistful, “film noir” character and requires rhythmic finesse and harmonic sensitivity.

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Text

William Shakespeare

Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind;
And that which governs me to go about
Doth part his function, and is partly blind,
Seems seeing, but effectually is out;
For it no form delivers to the heart
Of bird of flower, or shape, which it doth latch:
Of his quick objects hath the mind no part,
Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch;
For if it see the rud’st or gentlest sight,
The most sweet favour or deformed’st creature,
The mountain or the sea, the day or night,
The crow, or dove, it shapes them to your feature:
Incapable of more, replete with you,
My most true mind thus maketh mine untrue.