At the Mid Hour of Night

Poet:  Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

Source:  Volume 4: Moore’s Irish Melodies

Date of Composition:  1957

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1960

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Memory of a lost love.

Range:  Eb4 – G5

Tessitura:  Eb4 – Eb5

Tempo: Very slow; 9/8

Duration:  02:21

Vocal Characteristics: Legato, exposed phrases; requires rhythmic and pitch security; elegant ascending phrases to G5;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Left hand drone; syncopated, right hand chords with reach spanning over an octave; offset sixteenth/eighth pattern in right hand

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1067

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013