Poet:  Ronald Duncan (1914-1982)

Source: Three Songs from This Way to the Tomb

Date of Composition:  1944 – 1945 (Oct.)

Publication: Faber Music Limited © 1988

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  Description of morning.

Range:  E4 – D5

Tessitura:  A4 – D5

Tempo: Poco vivace; 3/4

Duration:  01:23

Vocal Characteristics: Long phrases if taken as written without added breaths; descending phrases; some hemiola rhythms;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Alternating right and left hand harp-like rolled chords throughout

Additional Comments: Accompaniment states for harp or piano, but the gestures seem more appropriate for harp than piano.

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