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Love is a Thing

for soprano, harp and harpsichord

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  15m

Year:  1992
Duration:  15m

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 7 and 8

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What thing is love? for, well I wot love is a thing. It is a prick, it is a sting, It is a pretty pretty thing; It is a fire, it is a coal, Whose flame creeps in at every hole; And as my wit doth best devise, Love's dwelling is in ladies' eyes: From whence do glance love's piercing darts That make such holes into our hearts; And all the world herein accord Love is a great and mighty lord, And when he list to mount so high, With Venus he in heaven doth lie, And evermore hath been a god Since Mars and she played even and odd. --- George Peele (1558-1596)

Commissioned note

Commissioned by male soprano Randy Wang

Dedication note

To Randy Wang

Performance history

01 Feb 1993: Performed at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton, USA in February 1993, exact date unknown. Recording of this performance available from the composer.

Performed by Marty Elliot in March 1993

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