How should I your true love know?

by Wolfgang Rihm From Ophelia Sings (2012)

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How should I your true love know?
English source: William Shakespeare

How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle hat and staff
And his sandal shoon

What imports this song?

He is dead and gone, Lady
He is dead and gone
At his head the grass-green turf
At his heels a stone

White his shroud as the mountain snow—

Larded all with sweet flowers,
Which bewept to the ground did not go
With true-love showers.

How do you...?


Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm is a German composer. Rihm is musical director of the Institute of New Music and Media at the University of Music Karlsruhe and has been composer in residence at the Lucerne Festival and the Salzburg Festival.


William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant…

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