Abstract

"What a Beast Art Thou! - Three Shakespeare Songs," for bass voice and piano, explores the depths of the darker side of human nature. Using texts from Titus Andronicus Act 5, Timon of Athens Act 4, and Titus Andronicus Act 5 respectively, the three songs intend to express emotions of hate and anger, while conveying the drama unfolding during each particular scene. "What a Beast Art Thou!" was commissioned by William Roberts III and premiered by him in December 2005. Duration: approximately 10 minutes.

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