Rich and Rare

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 tale of honor and virtue

Range:  D4 – F#5

Tessitura:  D4 – D5

Tempo: Gently moving; 3/4

Duration:  02:08

Vocal Characteristics: Phrases fall, then rise; leaps of sixths and octaves;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Rhythmic independence between hands; continuous syncopated chords in right hand; offset melody in the left hand; figures switch for the final verse

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog

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