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Come away, death For Soloist, SATB Choir, and Fixed Media

Text by: William Shakespeare

Zack Pentecost

The solo may be, if desired, broken up between various singers.

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All voices freely ad lib crescendo and decrescendo. This should be done individually, and not as a section - as to create a shimmering effect. Voices may also freely come in and out. Once again, individually and not as a section. The dynamic range (pp – mp)

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Thoughout the rest of the piece, ad lib syllables / words from the solo line around the current measure.

23 Solo

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U

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U

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& ww

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12

Rhythms ad lib

U

4 &4

Soprano Alto

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2

Solo

34 F

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S A

T B

T B

& -̇ &

S A

T B

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S A

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Solo

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sand

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w

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U

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my

bones

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b ˙- b ˙

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shall

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to

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b w-

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me,

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122 Solo

S A

T B

Solo

&

T B

Elect.

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true

b ˙-

lov - er

U

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ne

-

b ˙-

ver

f œ- b œ- w-

find my

w

grave

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& ww ? ww &

U

f

To

weep

U

w-

there!

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133 F

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S A

F

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w

weep

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there!

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weep

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If the soloist finishes before the electronics end, the electronics may be faded out or left for the duration of the piece. Conversely, if the electronics finish before the text, the electronic portion may remain silent.

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