Rats Away!

Poet:  anon.

Source:  Our Hunting Fathers

Date of Composition:  1936 (May 13 – Jul. 23)


Voice Difficulty Level: Difficult

Subject:  A prayer to do away with all evil.

Range:  G3 – A5 (B3 – A5)

Tessitura:  D5 – G5

Tempo: Quick, with fire; C


Vocal Characteristics: Requires advanced techniques; independent vocal lines; utilizes entirety of range and facility, while singing non-lyric text; extended leaps and melismas

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Orchestral reduction requiring multiple layers of techniques

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