Départ

Poet:  Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)

Source:  Les Illuminations

Date of Composition:  1939 (Oct. 4)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1944

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Closing commentary on the visions just experienced.

Range: Gb4 – G5  

Tessitura:  G4 – D5

Tempo: Largo mesto; 6/8

Duration:  01:47

Vocal Characteristics: Long phrases mirrored in piano; duple against triple feel; some chromaticism;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Eighth note chords; octaves in right hand;

Additional Comments:  Meter changes;

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