Oft in the stilly night

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 recollection from one mature in years.

Range:  Eb4 – Db5

Tessitura:  Ab4 – C5

Tempo: Dreamily; 2/4 (voice), 6/8 (piano)

Duration:  02:26

Vocal Characteristics: Hazy quality; traditional Irish rhythms; simple, legato melody; duple feel against triple feel of accompaniment

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Consistent eighth note figures throughout, either in the left hand or right hand; left hand is an augmentation of the voice melody in dotted quarter notes

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