Sonnet 155 CD/Download

Tim Arnold
TA Music / B7 Media

Release date: 3 May 2010

CD £9.99
Download £6.99 iTunes




02Flights Of Angels
03Shadow Walking
04The Old King's Fool
05Hurly Burly
07Heads And Hearts
08Such Sweet Sorrow
09Sonnet 155
10Star Crossed
11The Fall of A Sparrow

In early 2007 Arnold wrote over 30 individual letters to Shakespearean actors Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Richard Briers, Janet Suzman and Pete Postlethwaite in the hope they would provide further inspiration and help 'turn ideas into songs'. Replies to his letters poured in...

With the gentle help of those who have devoted their lives to working on and in Shakespeare's plays, Arnold formed the basis of what would eventually become the album, Sonnet 155.

The result is a collection of songs about today and tomorrow inspired by Arnold’s own personal experience and the creativity of a man writing four hundred years ago.

“Sonnet 155 is not about Shakespeare; it’s a response provoked by Shakespeare” Tim Arnold

'Sonnet 155' is a rock/classical crossover of 11 captivating songs written and performed by Arnold with re-interpretations of classical pieces of music by Mozart, Rimsky Korsakov and Michael Nyman. The album includes collaborations with a host of stellar musicians including Alexander Balanescu (Balanescu Quartet).

“Timeless sounds for our time...” Michael Attenborough, Artistic Director, Almeida Theatre

The full 11 track album is available on CD and Download from this Store.