cry trojans cry

Soprano, fl, cl, perc, pf, vl, vcl
Soprano, cl, tbn, perc, pf, vcl, cb

Approx. 9 minutes


Fragmented texts from William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, available in two different instrumentations. Shakespeare's words are used for my own purposes here.

CASSANDRA: Cry, Trojans, cry!
AGAMEMNON: the bold and coward, The wise and fool, the artist and unread, The hard and soft seem all affined and kin.
CRESSIDA: If I could temporize my affection, or brew it to a weak and colder palate, The like allayment could I give my grief
THERSITES: Ay, but that fool knows not himself.
TROILUS: I have, as when the sun doth light a storm, buried this sigh in wrinkle of a smile.
CASSANDRA: Cry, Trojans, cry!

Texts are in the public domain

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