Proverb VI

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:  Regarding how time is spent.

Range:  Db4 – Db5

Tessitura:  G4 – Bb4

Tempo:  As at the start

Duration:  01:11

Vocal Characteristics: Rhythmically free;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Tremolo right hand with quarter notes in left hand

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. 

Prior to Proverb VI, the indication is attacca senza pausa in the manuscript; the end of Proverb VI has no rall. in the manuscript

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