Love Songs

by David Morneau

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Love Songs is an experiment in songwriting. The lyrics for each track pair one of Shakespeare's Sonnets with a contemporary poem. Each collaborating poet selected one sonnet and paired it with something of their own—either an existing poem or one written especially for this project. The nature of each pairing was left to the poet so that the works may compliment, contradict, or simply co-exist. I set each pair simply, drawing on the structures and sensibilities of familiar love songs from popular music idioms. The goal was to compose in that small slice of common ground where art song and pop song overlap.
Described by Molly Sheridan as a "flashing beacon" of inspiration,

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released November 19, 2013

all songs composed & produced by David Morneau
mastered by SoundLAB
published by 5of4 Music
released on Composers Concordance Records
© 2013 5of4 Music (ASCAP) [all poems are copyright by their respective authors and used with permission]

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David Morneau New York, New York

David Morneau is a composer of an entirely undecided genre. Described by Molly Sheridan as a "shining beacon" of inspiration, his diverse work illuminates ideas about our culture, issues concerning creativity, and even the very nature of music itself. His eclectic output has been described variously as "elegantly rendered", "happily prissy", "impressive", "unusual, esoteric, and offbeat". ... more

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