Avenging and Bright

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:  Revenge on the murderers of war.

Range:  D4 – F#5

Tessitura:  F#4 – D5

Tempo: Fast and fierce; 3/4

Duration:  01:05

Vocal Characteristics: Quarter notes with running eighth-notes throughout; leap of a min. 7th at the end of each verse; eighth-note interval figures vary

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Left hand changes register frequently; 32nd-note grace notes in the right hand; running eighths in the left had with chordal, right hand accompaniment

Additional Comments: Optional ending back to F#5Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1063

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