The Miller of Dee

Poet:  Hullah’s Song Book (English)

Source:  Volume 3: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1946 (pre. Mar. 11)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1947

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  A miller sings of loving nothing but his mill.

Range:  E4 – E5

Tessitura:  A4 – C5

Tempo: Slow and Steady; 6/8

Duration: 02:42

Vocal Characteristics: Fairly simple melody, with a tonally unsupportive accompaniment; Quarter note/eighth note consistent rhythms

Piano Difficulty Level: Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Never ceasing sixteenth note run that remains in a small register with syncopated interjections in right hand; left hand crosses over right and moves around the keyboard

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