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Shakespeare in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: January 19, 2014

Beginning this list on 1/18/2014 with only 2 titles, I sincerely hope to add many more.  What a rich legacy left to us by Mr. Williams Shakespeare, not just in language, but also for song.

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fifty shakespeare songs
FIFTY SHAKESPEARE SONGS
Edited by Charles Vincent
Published by The Musicians Library, Oliver Ditson Company (1906)
There are two version, For High Voice and For Low Voice, but the contents and page numbers are the same for both.  The only difference is the keys are different

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poetry for young people shakespeare
Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare
Words by William Shakespeare
Edited by by David Scott Kasten and Marina Kastan
Illustrated by Glenn Harrington

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shakespeare's love sonnets cailin keegan
Shakespeare’s Love Sonnets
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Words by William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Caitlin Keegan

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shakespeare sonnets Charles Robinson
The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Words by William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Charles Robinson (1870 – 1937)

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shakespeare sonnets mary jane gorton green shakespeare sonnets mary jane gorton red
Shakespeare Sonnets (two covers)
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Words by William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Mary Jane Gorton

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to sleep perchance to dream
To Sleep Perchance to Dream (a Child’s Book of Rhymes)
Words by William Shakespeare
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Mayhew

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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MUSIC IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS

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The SHAKESPEARE-ONLINE website’s “Shakespeare’s Songs” page says, “Shakespeare alludes to or includes the text of well over one hundred songs in his works.”

The website prints the text for selected songs, here:
http://www.shakespeare-online.com/quotes/shakespearesongs.html

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A full post devoted to
SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS: ILLUSTRATIONS AND MUSICAL SETTINGS

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Illustrations and Musical Settings
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/shakespeares-sonnets-illustrations-and-musical-settings/

The link to post above includes additional links to video, audio, and lots of information regarding the musical settings of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

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Related Posts

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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PINTEREST
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS ONLINE AND FREE
http://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/singable-picture-books-online-free/

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Resources for Sheet Music (Online, in Print, Commercial and Free)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/online-resources-for-sheet-music-commercial-and-free/

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WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/when-i-heard-the-learnd-astronomer-a-singable-poem-by-walt-whitman/

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