The Tyger

Poet:  William Blake (1757-1827)

Source:  Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

Date of Composition:  1965 (Apr. 6)

Publication: Faber, 1965

Voice Difficulty Level: Difficult

Subject:  Questioning of good and evil.

Range:  Bb3 – Eb5

Tessitura:  D#4 – A4

Tempo:  Quick and muted; 2/4

Duration:  01:58

Vocal Characteristics: Syncopated, short, low-lying phrases; a few sequential phrases of changing meter that make the collaboration a challenge

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Eighth notes with rhythmically displaced triplet sixteenths between hands runs throughout the entire song

Additional Comments: Changing meter


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