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Listen To Joss Whedon Put Shakespeare’s Words To Music

The filmmaker composed the music for his latest film, Much Ado About Nothing.

Joss Whedon made his first attempt at scoring a movie in his latest film Much Ado About Nothing, which opens June 7th in select theaters. The acclaimed writer/director described the experience as “terrifying” at last year’s San Diego ComicCon, but added that “when I’m terrified, I know I’m having fun.”

In addition to composing the score, Whedon wrote the music for for two of the songs Shakespeare wrote into Much Ado, “Sigh No More” and “Heavily.” They’re performed by his brother Jed Whedon and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen.

Much Ado About Nothing: Act 2, Scene 3:

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never:
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no moe,
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
The fraud of men was ever so,
Since summer first was leafy:
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

The album is available on iTunes and Amazon.

3. Whedon tweeted an image of the orchestration process back in March.


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Joss: There’s bugs everywhere!

Orchestrator @DebbieLurie1: Those are notes.

Joss: some of the bugs have flags!

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