Our revels now are ended (Shakespeare)

Sincere thanks to the Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir for this beautiful recording, which has been lightly edited. For song description and sheet music, see below.

Description: “Our revels now are ended” is dedicated to my late step-mother, Martha Henry (1938-2021), who was a source of constant encouragement as I embarked on my late-in-life, choral composing project. I chose this famous text to honour Martha, as she spoke these very words in her penultimate role as Prospero in the 2018 Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” For those interested in viewing Martha’s remarkable performance as Prospero, please visit the Stratford Festival website: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AtHome/Watch.

NB: the song’s intro/outro is meant to imitate the sound of church bells calling mourners to a funeral (in minor) and at the end accompanying them out of the church (in major), as the spirit rises up…

Sheet music (SATB div.): https://musicspoke.com/downloads/our-revels-now-are-ended/.

NB: for TTBB and SSAA scores, contact rain@magma.ca.