I love serendipity: I have been writing notes and printing scores, distributing them all over the BU music department trying to get something performed. I ran into a Baritone grad student in the mail room on Thursday (two days ago) and mentioned it to him. He sez, “My masters recital is all Shakespeare and I need a few more. If you write them I’ll put them on the program.”
And that’s how I got the commission to set three Shakespeare sonnets. I’ve already finished and sent off two of them. He liked them so much that he just asked me to set two more! The five Shakespeare sonnets will be my Opus 16.