The Sonnets

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2000
  • Label: Naxos Audio Books
  • UPC: 730099014526
  • Catalog Number: 3145
  • Sales rank: 264,653

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening Music - Alex Jennings (1:12)
  2. 2 Sonnet 1: From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  3. 3 Sonnet 2: When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  4. 4 Sonnet 3: Look in Thy Glass and Tell the Face Thou Viewest - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  5. 5 Sonnet 4: Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  6. 6 Sonnet 5: Those Hours That With Gentle Work Did Frame - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  7. 7 Sonnet 6: Then Let Not Winter's Ragged Hand Deface - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  8. 8 Sonnet 7: Lo in the Orient When the Gracious Light - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  9. 9 Sonnet 8: Music to Hear, Why Hear'st Thou Music Sadly? - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  10. 10 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (0:42)
  11. 11 Sonnet 9: Is It for Fear to Wet a Widow's Eye - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  12. 12 Sonnet 10: For Shame Deny That Thou Bear'st Love to Any - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  13. 13 Sonnet 11: As Fast as Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st - Alex Jennings (1:06)
  14. 14 Sonnet 12: When I Do Count the Clock That Tells the Time - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  15. 15 Sonnet 13: O That You Were Your Self! But, Love, You Are - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  16. 16 Sonnet 14: Not from the Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  17. 17 Sonnet 15: When I Consider Every Thing That Grows - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  18. 18 Sonnet 16: But Wherefore Do Not You a Mightier Way - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  19. 19 Sonnet 17: Who Will Believe My Verse in Time to Come - Alex Jennings (0:56)
  20. 20 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  21. 21 Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  22. 22 Sonnet 19: Devouring Time, Blunt Thou a Lion's Paws - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  23. 23 Sonnet 20: A Woman's Face With Nature's Own Hand Painted - Alex Jennings (1:06)
  24. 24 Sonnet 21: So Is It Not With Me as With That Muse - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  25. 25 Sonnet 22: My Glass Shall Not Persuade Me I Am Old - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  26. 26 Sonnet 23: As an Umperfect Actor on the Stage - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  27. 27 Sonnet 24: Mine Eye Hath Played the Painter and Hath Stelled - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  28. 28 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:39)
  29. 29 Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are in Favour With Their Stars - Alex Jennings (0:55)
  30. 30 Sonnet 26: Lord of My Love, To Whom in Vassalage - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  31. 31 Sonnet 27: Weary With Toil, I Haste Me to My Bed - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  32. 32 Sonnet 28: How Can I Then Return in Happy Plight - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  33. 33 Sonnet 29: When in Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  34. 34 Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  35. 35 Sonnet 31: Thy Bosom Is Endearèd With All Hearts - Alex Jennings (0:56)
  36. 36 Sonnet 32: If Thou Survive My Well-Contented Day - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  37. 37 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (0:42)
  38. 38 Sonnet 33: Full Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  39. 39 Sonnet 34: Why Didst Thou Promise Such a Beauteous Day - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  40. 40 Sonnet 35: No More Be Grieved at That Which Thou Hast Done - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  41. 41 Sonnet 36: Let Me Confess That We Two Must Be Twain - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  42. 42 Sonnet 37: As a Decrepit Father Takes Delight - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  43. 43 Sonnet 38: How Can My Muse Want Subject to Invent - Alex Jennings (0:56)
  44. 44 Sonnet 39: O How Thy Worth With Manners May I Sing - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  45. 45 Sonnet 40: Take All My Loves, My Love, Yea, Take Them All - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  46. 46 Sonnet 41: Those Pretty Wrongs That Liberty Commits - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  47. 47 Sonnet 42: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not All My Grief - Alex Jennings (1:09)
  48. 48 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  49. 49 Sonnet 43: When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  50. 50 Sonnet 44: If the Dull Substance of My Flesh Were Thought - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  51. 51 Sonnet 45: The Other Two, Slight Air and Purging Fire - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  52. 52 Sonnet 46: Mine Eye and Heart Are at a Mortal War - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  53. 53 Sonnet 47: Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart a League Is Took - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  54. 54 Sonnet 48: How Careful Was I, When I Took My Way - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  55. 55 Sonnet 49: Against That Time (If Ever That Time Come) - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  56. 56 Sonnet 50: How Heavy Do I Journey on the Way - Alex Jennings (0:54)
  57. 57 Sonnet 51: Thus Can My Love Excuse the Slow Offence - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  58. 58 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:17)
  59. 59 Sonnet 52: So Am I as the Rich Whose Blessèd Key - Alex Jennings (0:54)
  60. 60 Sonnet 53: What Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  61. 61 Sonnet 54: O How Much More Doth Beauty Beauteous Seem - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  62. 62 Sonnet 55: Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments - Alex Jennings (0:57)
  63. 63 Sonnet 56: Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force, Be It Not Said - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  64. 64 Sonnet 57: Being Your Slave, What Should I Do But Tend - Alex Jennings (0:57)
  65. 65 Sonnet 58: That God Forbid, That Made Me First Your Slave - Alex Jennings (1:06)
  66. 66 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:38)
  2. 2 Sonnet 59: If There Be Nothing New, But That Which Is - Alex Jennings (0:55)
  3. 3 Sonnet 60: Like as the Waves Make Towards the Pebbled Shore - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  4. 4 Sonnet 61: Is It Thy Will Thy Image Should Keep Open - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  5. 5 Sonnet 62: Sin of Self-Love Possesseth All Mine Eye - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  6. 6 Sonnet 63: Against My Love Shall Be as I Am Now - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  7. 7 Sonnet 64: When I Have Seen by Time's Fell Hand Defaced - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  8. 8 Sonnet 65: Since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  9. 9 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:33)
  10. 10 Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, For Restful Death I Cry - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  11. 11 Sonnet 67: Ah Wherefore With Infection Should He Live - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  12. 12 Sonnet 68: Thus Is His Cheek the Map of Days Outworn - Alex Jennings (0:54)
  13. 13 Sonnet 69: Those Parts of Thee That the World's Eye Doth View - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  14. 14 Sonnet 70: That Thou Art Blamed Shall Not Be Thy Defect - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  15. 15 Sonnet 71: No Longer Mourn for Me When I Am Dead - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  16. 16 Sonnet 72: O Lest the World Should Task You to Recite - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  17. 17 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (2:04)
  18. 18 Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  19. 19 Sonnet 74: But Be Contented When That Fell Arrest - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  20. 20 Sonnet 75: So Are You to My Thoughts as Food to Life - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  21. 21 Sonnet 76: Why Is My Verse So Barren of New Pride? - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  22. 22 Sonnet 77: Thy Glass Will Show Thee How Thy Beauties Wear - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  23. 23 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (0:46)
  24. 24 Sonnet 78: So Oft Have I Invoked Thee for My Muse - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  25. 25 Sonnet 79: Whilst I Alone Did Call Upon Thy Aid - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  26. 26 Sonnet 80: O How I Faint When I of You Do Write - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  27. 27 Sonnet 81: Or I Shall Live Your Epitaph to Make - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  28. 28 Sonnet 82: I Grant Thou Wert Not Married to My Muse - Alex Jennings (0:57)
  29. 29 Sonnet 83: I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need - Alex Jennings (0:57)
  30. 30 Sonnet 84: Who Is It That Says Most Which Can Say More - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  31. 31 Sonnet 85: My Tongue-Tied Muse in Manners Holds Her Still - Alex Jennings (1:08)
  32. 32 Sonnet 86: Was It the Proud Full Sail of His Great Verse - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  33. 33 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:39)
  34. 34 Sonnet 87: Farewell, Thou Art Too Dear for My Possessing - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  35. 35 Sonnet 88: When Thou Shalt Be Disposed to Set Me Light - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  36. 36 Sonnet 89: Say That Thou Didst Forsake Me for Some Fault - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  37. 37 Sonnet 90: Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt, If Ever, Now - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  38. 38 Sonnet 91: Some Glory in Their Birth, Some in Their Skill - Alex Jennings (1:08)
  39. 39 Sonnet 92: But Do Thy Worst to Steal Thyself Away - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  40. 40 Sonnet 93: So Shall I Live, Supposing Thou Art True - Alex Jennings (1:08)
  41. 41 Sonnet 94: They That Have Pow'r to Hurt, And Will Do None - Alex Jennings (1:09)
  42. 42 Sonnet 95: How Sweet and Lovely Dost Thou Make the Shame - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  43. 43 Sonnet 96: Some Say Thy Fault Is Youth, Some Wantonness - Alex Jennings (1:08)
  44. 44 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  45. 45 Sonnet 97: How Like a Winter Hath My Absence Been - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  46. 46 Sonnet 98: From You Have I Seen Absent in the Spring - Alex Jennings (1:00)
  47. 47 Sonnet 99: The Forward Violet Thus Did I Chide - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  48. 48 Sonnet 100: Where Art Thou, Muse, That Thou Forget'st So Long - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  49. 49 Sonnet 101: O Truant Muse, What Shall Be Thy Amends - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  50. 50 Sonnet 102: My Love Is Strength'ned, Though More Weak in Seeming - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  51. 51 Sonnet 103: Alack, What Poverty My Muse Brings Forth - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  52. 52 Sonnet 104: To Me Fair Friend, You Never Can Be Old - Alex Jennings (1:09)
  53. 53 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:31)
  54. 54 Sonnet 105: Let Not My Love Be Called Idolatry - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  55. 55 Sonnet 106: When in the Cronicle of Wasted Time - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  56. 56 Sonnet 107: Not Mine Own Fears, Nor the Prophetic Soul - Alex Jennings (1:08)
  57. 57 Sonnet 108: What's in the Brain That Ink My Character - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  58. 58 Sonnet 109: O Never Say That I Was False of Heart - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  59. 59 Sonnet 110: Alas 'Tis True, I Have Gone Here and There - Alex Jennings (1:09)
  60. 60 Sonnet 111: O for My Sake Do You With Fortune Chide - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  61. 61 Sonnet 112: Your Love and Pity Doth th' Impression Fill - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  62. 62 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:17)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:52)
  2. 2 Sonnet 113: Since I Left You, Mine Eye Is in My Mind - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  3. 3 Sonnet 114: Or Whether Doth My Mind Being Crowned With You - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  4. 4 Sonnet 115: Those Lines That I Before Have Writ Do Lie - Alex Jennings (1:13)
  5. 5 Sonnet 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  6. 6 Sonnet 117: Accuse Me Thus: That I Have Scanted All - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  7. 7 Sonnet 118: Like as to Make Our Appetites More Keen - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  8. 8 Sonnet 119: What Potions Have I Drunk of Sirens Tears - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  9. 9 Sonnet 120: That You Were Once Unkind Befriends Me Now - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  10. 10 Sonnet 121: 'Tis Better to Be Vile Than Vile Esteemed - Alex Jennings (0:57)
  11. 11 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (0:47)
  12. 12 Sonnet 122: Thy Gift, Thy Tables, Are Within My Brain - Alex Jennings (0:58)
  13. 13 Sonnet 123: No! Time, Thou Shalt Not Boast That I Do Change - Alex Jennings (0:56)
  14. 14 Sonnet 124: If My Dear Love Were But the Child of State - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  15. 15 Sonnet 125: Were't Aught to Me I Bore the Canopy - Alex Jennings (1:06)
  16. 16 Sonnet 126: O Thou My Lovely Boy, Who in Thy Power - Alex Jennings (0:56)
  17. 17 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (0:45)
  18. 18 Sonnet 127: In the Old Age Black Was Not Counted Fair - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  19. 19 Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music, Music Play'st - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  20. 20 Sonnet 129: Th' Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame - Alex Jennings (1:03)
  21. 21 Sonnet 130: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  22. 22 Sonnet 131: Thou Art as Tyrannous, So as Thou Art - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  23. 23 Sonnet 132: Thine Eyes I Love, And They, As Pitying Me - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  24. 24 Sonnet 133: Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart to Groan - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  25. 25 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:06)
  26. 26 Sonnet 134: So Now I Have Confessed That He Is Thine - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  27. 27 Sonnet 135: Whoever Hath Her Wish, Thou Hast Thy Will - Alex Jennings (1:05)
  28. 28 Sonnet 136: If Thy Soul Check Thee That I Come So Near - Alex Jennings (1:09)
  29. 29 Sonnet 137: Thou Blind Fool, Love, What Dost Thou to Mine Eyes - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  30. 30 Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth - Alex Jennings (1:08)
  31. 31 Sonnet 139: O Call Not Me to Justify the Wrong - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  32. 32 Sonnet 140: Be Wise as Thou Art Cruel, Do Not Press - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  33. 33 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  34. 34 Sonnet 141: In Faith, I Do Not Love Thee With Mine Eyes - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  35. 35 Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate - Alex Jennings (1:04)
  36. 36 Sonnet 143: Lo, As a Careful Huswife Runs to Catch - Alex Jennings (0:59)
  37. 37 Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort and Despair - Alex Jennings (1:09)
  38. 38 Sonnet 145: Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make - Alex Jennings (0:53)
  39. 39 Sonnet 146: Poor Soul, The Centre of My Sinful Earth - Alex Jennings (1:10)
  40. 40 Sonnet 147: My Love Is as a Fever, Longing Still - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  41. 41 Musical Interlude - Alex Jennings (1:12)
  42. 42 Sonnet 148: O Me! What Eyes Hath Love Put in My Head - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  43. 43 Sonnet 149: Canst Thou, O Cruel, Say I Love Thee Not - Alex Jennings (1:01)
  44. 44 Sonnet 150: O from What Pow'r Hast Thou This Pow'rful Might - Alex Jennings (1:02)
  45. 45 Sonnet 151: Love Is Too Young to Know What Conscience Is - Alex Jennings (1:10)
  46. 46 Sonnet 152: In Loving Thee Thou Know'st I Am Forsworn - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  47. 47 Sonnet 153: Cupid Laid by His Brand and Fell Asleep - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  48. 48 Sonnet 154: The Little Love-God Lying Once Asleep - Alex Jennings (1:07)
  49. 49 Closing Music - Alex Jennings (1:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
William Shakespeare Primary Artist
Alex Jennings Track Performer, Readings
Technical Credits
Perry Keenlyside Liner Notes
William Shakespeare Composer
Alan Smyth Engineer
Neville Jason Producer, Music Program
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