Composer’s Voice features Andrew White, Collaboration and Accompaniment

Andrew White’s performance includes my work, CRAB, MY DOG.

Crab, my Dog is a speech that comes from Act II, scene 3, of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Here, it is the solo baritone part performed in the play by Launch, descibed as a clownish servant of Proteus, one of the two gentlemen.

This is a comic piece and really should be acted as well as sung. The speech calls for two shoes, a staff, a hat and Crab as props. As Crab never weeps, cries or barks, I envision the dog as a stuffed animal toy. The piece was written with ample time between sung lines to allow for improvisation with the props.

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