Roger Dean Music
15/1962R, SATB divisi, unaccompanied, $2.35
Date released: 2003
This lyrical setting of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 8 is a perfect choice for collegiate and community choruses. It was commissioned and premiered by the Brazos Chorale in Bryan, Texas. The text explores the complex emotions of love and relationships by using a musical metaphor. This through-composed work features Hayes’ trademark lush harmonies and lyric melodies, incorporating homophonic as well as canonic writing. This moving work encompasses a wide range of dynamics and ends with a thoughtful, quiet air.