The Owl

Poet:  Alfred Lord Tennyson (1802-1892)

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  1929 (16 Jun.)

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  The owl’s time of day

Range:  G3 – F#5

Tessitura:  D4 – D5

Tempo:  Moderato; 2/4

Duration:  01:05

Vocal Characteristics:  Moving, scalar phrases; some chromaticism; 8v leaps

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Boom-chuck with quarter-notes in bass clef and syncopated eighth-notes in treble clef; chromatic at times

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