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Be not  afear’d

Be not afeard



Setting for alto and guitar of a speech by Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest:

composed and performed by David W Solomons


Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,

Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices

That, if I then had waked after long sleep,

Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,

The clouds me-thought would open and show riches

Ready to drop upon me that, when I waked,

I cried to dream again.

Score available here

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