One of Richard DeRosa’s recent creative endeavors has just been released on I-Tunes, Amazon.com, CD-Baby.com as well as youtube.com. The project is called Sonnet Love Songs. His collaborator, Deborah Anderson, an actress/singer/author/producer, wrote the melodies and I developed the compositions and performed the orchestrations from that point forward. Compositions are based on sonnets by well-known poets that include Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Louisa Sarah Bevington. Musical styles range from classical to jazz to Brazilian to soft rock.
Featured UNT students are Brian Clancy on tenor saxophone, Matt Hornbeck on electric guitar and nylon string guitar, and Aaron Schumacher as a background vocalist. The video links to YouTube are found below. Presently there are just two videos but we hope to do more. Matt Hornbeck is featured on both of these soundtracks and Aaron Schumacher can be heard on "How Do I Love Thee?".
Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?
How Do I Love Thee?