Vigil

Poet:  Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

Source:  Tit for Tat

Date of Composition:  1930 

Publication:  Faber Music Limited © 1969

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject: Keeping vigil for death

Range:  C4 – E5

Tessitura:  D4 – C5

Tempo: Restlessly moving; 2/4

Duration:  02:15

Vocal Characteristics:  Short phrases; small intervallic leaps and step-wise motion; independent of the piano

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Strong, repetitive rhythmic motive of duple in the bass clef and triple in the treble clef; chromatic

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