The Trees They Grow So High

Poet:  Somerset Folk Song

Source: Volume 1: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1942 (pre. Mar.)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  Tragedy of a young man.

Range:  C4 – E5

Tessitura:  E4 – D5

Tempo: With movement; 6/8

Duration:  3:58

Vocal Characteristics: Exposed melody; a capella sections; wordy; growing in intensity; singer is at times responsible for  establishing chord quality

Piano Difficulty Level: Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Sections of one or two lines; sections of complex syncopation; steady syncopation throughout one verse

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