It Was A Lover And His Lass

It Was A Lover And His Lass

Composed by Xiao Chunyuan


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Song Description
Composer’s notes – The name William Shakespeare, is by far the most well-known playwright we know. His works which included Romeo & Juliet, Julius Cesar, Macbeth, King Lear & many more has made us feel the different inner emotions of the various characters, even today. Yet, most of us did not know that he was a poet and became famous for it first before what we knew him as, famous for being a playwright. As You Like It is a play of Comedy genre, by Shakespeare and is believed to be written in the year 1599. The story tells of the heroine Rosalind who is fleeing persecution from her uncle’s court and accompanying her is her cousin, Celia to find safety & eventually, love in the forest of Arden. In this play, music is also incorporated and, two of the well-known ones, Blow, blow, thou winter wind and It was a lover and his lass are part of this play. It was a lover and his lass serves as a prelude to the wedding ceremony in the play and it praises the season of Spring and signifies rebirth of Mother Nature and theme of moral regeneration in human life.


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