Tit for Tat

Poet:  Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

Source:  Tit for Tat

Date of Composition:  1928 

Publication:  Faber Music Limited © 1969

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject: Warning to the hunter, that he may become the hunted

Range:  B3 – E5

Tessitura:  E4 – A4

Tempo: Solemn and to the point; 4/4

Duration:  01:50

Vocal Characteristics: Incessant, text-driven triple feel; repetitive notes; small leaps; short phrases

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Chordal; moments of dual-hand chromatic movement

Additional Comments: Simple vocal line is clouded by lack of pitch duplication in accompaniment

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013