Edward II 1. Love Letter: Christian Contreras, clarinet & Russell Southcott, guitar; composer, David Edgar Walther, bass-baritone as Edward II, invites Gaveston to share his kingdom & his life. Poem by Christopher Marlowe:
"Come live with mee and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields. And we will sit upon the Rocks, Seeing the Shepheards feed theyr flocks, By shallow Rivers to whose falls Melodious byrds sing Madrigals. And I will make thee beds of Roses And a thousand fragrent posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Imbroidered all with leaves of Myrtle; A belt of straw and Ivy buds, With Corali clasps and Amber studs: And if these delights thy minde may move, Then live with mee, and be my love."