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March 28 2017

March 28 2017

Songs of Ariel: an interview with composer, Kristopher Fulton

1. What is Songs of Ariel and what inspired you to compose this set of music? I had been wanting for years to set Shakespeare. Given my affinity for using mythology in my work, the ethereal character of Ariel was a natural fit. 2. You’ve listed the set on your website as ‘difficult’ – what challenges do the […]


March 2 2017

March 2 2017

Full Fathom Five: the catchphrase that’s lasted centuries

2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, he died at age 52. His international influence has produced a plethora of works in all artistic mediums since his death. One particular phrase, full fathom five, from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, has been repeatedly used in English-language culture over the four centuries since its composition.   The phrase (see […]


February 20 2017

February 20 2017

Allegri’s Miserere: the evolution of a choral masterpiece

   Very few western choral works have experienced a musical evolution (alongside legendary tales) like Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus. This a capella choral piece was first sung in the Sistine Chapel during the 1630s. It was considered so sublime that the Pope forbade the transcription the music and prohibited it being performed anywhere else.   According to […]