Sonnet XXIX

Collaborator: William Shakespeare (poem)

Song Type: ,

Associated Artists: Brian d'Arcy James, Stuart Matthew Price, Tituss Burgess, Bradley Dean, Adam Kantor, Dan Callaway, Joshua Dixon

“The amazing Brian D’Arcy James’ soaring ‘Sonnet 29’ will leave you breathless.” – Next Magazine

“Brian d’Arcy James’ soaring vocal, combined with swelling orchestration, brings a dramatic majesty to Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 29.’ ” – Edge Publications


When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur’d like him, like him with friends possess’d,
Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
For thy sweet love remember’d such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.