Full Fathom Five

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.

The other movements are Hark Hark, the Lark and You Spotted Snakes

Full Fathom Five – music extract

In The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs