Night

Poet:  Ronald Duncan (1914-1982)

Source: Three Songs from This Way to the Tomb

Date of Composition:  1944 – 1945 (Oct.)

Publication: Faber Music Limited © 1988

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Description of Night.

Range:  C4 – F5

Tessitura:  F#4 – B4

Tempo: Andante con moto; 5/4

Duration:  01:11

Vocal Characteristics: Long phrases; quartal melody sequence;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Some melodic doubling; rolled harp-like chords;

Additional Comments: Accompaniment states for harp or piano, but the gestures seem more appropriate for harp than piano.

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