Garden of Love-OB/CD (Boombox)
Composer: Veldhuis, Jacob ter
Publisher: JacobTV (Jacob ter Veldhuis, Netherlands)
The Garden of Love for oboe and boombox (soundtrack) is based on a poem by William Blake, and was composed for Bart Scheeman in March, 2002. The piece comes with a solo oboe part and a play-along audio CD. Amplification of the oboe is optional, depending on balance needs. The piece also comes with a full score for study purposes. It includes all the ingredients from the soundtrack: the poem, samples from oboes, a harpsichord, a variety of birds, electronic strings, and percussion.
THE GARDEN OF LOVE
by William Blake
I went to the Garden of Love.
And saw what I had never sen:
A chapel was built int he midst,
Where I used to play on the green.
And the gates of the chapel were shut,
and Thou Shalt Not writ over the door:
So I turn'd to the Garden of Love,
That so many sweet flowers bore.
And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tomb-stones where flowers should be:
And priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds,
And binding with briars, my joys and desires.