The Herd Boy

Poet:  Lu Yu (733-804)

Source:  Songs from the Chinese

Date of Composition:  1957 (Autumn)

Publication: Songs from the Chinese, Boosey & Hawkes 1959

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  Journey of a boy coming home.

Range:  D4 – G5

Tessitura:  Gb4 – D5

Tempo:  Freely; 4/4

Duration:  01:04

Vocal Characteristics: Introductory recitative into highly rhythmic mixed meter; in moments vocal line is doubled by the guitar; sustained G5;

Guitar Difficulty Level: 

Accompaniment Characteristics:

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