Full Fathom Five (2018)
SA or SAB, and piano
This is the first of Bullard’s Three Shakespeare Songs, for SA or SAB and piano. Full fathom five is from Shakespeare’s ‘ The Tempest’, which is full of magic and mystery. Here the spirit Ariel sings of a drowned figure who lies five fathoms (30 feet)
deep and who is magically transformed; ostinatos and deep bass chords help to conjure up the atmosphere.