Elegy

Poet:  William Blake (1757-1827)

Source:  Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

Date of Composition:  1943 (Mar. – Apr.)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd. 1943

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  The stress of the day has found its way into your dreams.

Range:  C#4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – B4

Tempo: Andante appassionato; 4/4

Duration:  03:37

Vocal Characteristics: Short melody, filled with chromatic alterations; pharses span vocal range;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Syncopated, drone-like chords with eighth note interjections from the left hand; 

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