O The Sight Entrancing

Poet:  Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

Source:  Volume 4: Moore’s Irish Melodies

Date of Composition:  1957

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1960

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  A song of bravery and freedom.

Range:  B3 – G5

Tessitura:  C4 – E5

Tempo: Fast and brilliant; 2/2

Duration:  01:32

Vocal Characteristics: Moving, brisk melody; quick transitions to different areas of the voice; few places to breathe

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Highly syncopated right hand; intensely rhythmic; wide range

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1072

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