Proverb V

Poet:  William Blake (1757-1827)

Source:  Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

Date of Composition:  1965 (Apr. 6)

Publication: Faber, 1965

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult*

Subject:  The fool will eventually gain wisdom through folly.

Range:  Eb4 – E5

Tessitura:  A4 – C5

Tempo:  As at the start

Duration:  00:46

Vocal Characteristics: Syllabic, step-wise motion

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Opening flourish followed by slow quarter note octaves

Additional Comments:  *The difficulty level reflects only that of these few seconds of music; due to the fact that this would likely never be performed without the following song, which is in the ‘Difficult’ category, it is more likely to fall a level higher than indicated above.


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