• Figgy Duff's score for The Tempest

    From David Dalton@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 19 02:16:05 2021
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    A recording of Figgy Duff’s original score from the 1982 production
    of "The Newfoundland Tempest” is available. For more
    information on that, including links to samples and digital
    purchase and to a video from a 2006 production, see http://www.pamelamorgan.ca/tempest.html . A version
    with just the instrumentation and no voices is also available,

    And on a related note:

    Newfoundland celtic rock band Figgy Duff, on their album
    After the Tempest, recorded Honour, Riches (song from
    The Tempest, sung by Pamela Morgan).

    The song from the Tempest goes:

    Honour, riches, marriage blessing
    Long continuance and increasing
    Hourly joys be still upon you
    Juno sings her blessings on you

    Earth's increase foison plenty
    Barns and garners never empty
    Vines with clustering bunches growing
    Plants with goodly burden bowing

    Spring come to you at the farthest
    At the very end of harvest
    Scarcity and want shall shun you
    Ceres blessing so is on you

    though it will have to be slow increasing. Also I
    think my copy of the Collected Works of Shakespeare
    might have “in the very end of harvest”.

    Also with all the floods and drought and wildfires
    and plagues of insects the last two verses are
    less certain, depending on what we do. But perhaps
    there can be a volcanic eruption which would cool
    the planet for a few years, buying us a bit of time.

    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page) “‘You could lay down your head by a sweet river bed/But Sonny
    always remembers what it was his Mama said” (Ron Hynes)

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