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Styles, Luke: Vanity 

 

 

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    Text taken from Shakespeare's Sonnets 2, 18, 137, 138.
    I began reading some of the Shakespeare sonnets, which I had had an interest in specifically since 2008 when a newspaper article ran a feature on influential arts practitioners in the UK and their favourite sonnets. Upon reading through the sonnets and thinking about the people I would be writing for a natural duality between men and women began to arise. Also the themes of love, beauty and vanity.
    Being surrounded by opera intensively, and also having watched a series of the Apprentice and seeing men championing male grooming, the notion of male vanity jumped off the page at me. I decided it would be a great opportunity to explore the idea of male vanity, through Shakespeare's sonnets, where the men are the vain ones, unable to see their aging bodies and to speak truth about love. Whereas the women sing the voice of reason, of love and beauty and how both it and we age and grow.
    This is the world of my Vanity. Conflict between the projected and reality, moments of beauty, doubt and love.

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Total number of musicians: 
11
Musicians
Soprano(s)
4
Alto(s)
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1

 

 

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