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Garden of Love-OB/CD (Boombox)

Composer: Veldhuis, Jacob ter

Publisher: JacobTV (Jacob ter Veldhuis, Netherlands)

Edition: 1


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. 


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.