Poet:  Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

Source:  Tit for Tat

Date of Composition:  1931 

Publication:  Faber Music Limited © 1969

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Loss of a child

Range:  Eb4– Eb5

Tessitura:  F4 – Bb4

Tempo: Rather fast; 2/2

Duration:  01:10

Vocal Characteristics: Modified strophic form; short phrases; approachable melody; some chromatic alterations

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Churning eighth notes; sections of sustained chords; some down-beat syncopation

Additional Comments: Accompaniment was originally written for string quartet

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