Sail On, Sail On

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:  The continuation of life until the sweet release of death.

Range:  F4 – F5

Tessitura: F4 – A4

Tempo: Quietly rocking; 6/8

Duration:  02:35

Vocal Characteristics: Rocking quarter note eighth note figures; descending leap of a min. 6th; descending octave jump

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Lilting quarter note, eighth note rhythms; chords in right hand

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1064

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013