A swallowed bait Hilda Paredes

A swallowed bait cover
Duration
12 mins
Composed
2014
Published
2014
Categories

Voice, accompanied Voice(s) & 4-7 Instruments

Instrumentation
1 Baritone, 1 Flute (=Bass Flute), 1 Bass Clarinet in B-flat, 1 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Viola

Purchasing options

Conducting score ISMN 57036-558-6 £16.95 Buy now
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Parts ISMN 57036-559-3 ––– Available for hire

baritone and ensemble

Programme note

A swallowed bait was commissioned by Festival Internacional Cervantino 2014.


Sonnet 129
Th’expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action, and till action, lust
Is perjured, murd’rous, bloody, full or blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight,
Past reason hunted, and no sooner had,
Past reason hated as a swallowed bait
On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
Mad in pursuit and in possession so,
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe,
Before, a joy proposed, behind, a dream.
All this the world well knows yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.

William Shakespeare

Premiere
Randall Scarlata (baritone) and Ensemble Redes, Festival Internacional Cervantino 2014, 13th October 2014
Performances
  • 13 Oct 2014 | 8:00pm | Teatreo Juarez, Gunajuato, Mexico | Randall Scarlata (baritone), Ensemble Redes