Poet:  Charles Cotton (1603-1687)

Source:  Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

Date of Composition:  1943 (Mar. – Apr.)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd. 1943

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  A view of evening in the countryside.

Range:  Db4 – Ab5

Tessitura:  Ab4 – Gb5

Tempo: Lento; 3/8

Duration:  02:32

Vocal Characteristics: High-lying, legato phrases; ascending and descending phrases; a few staccato phrases;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Syncopated, chordal accompaniment with mixed meter; continuous sixteenth note passages alternating between hands with chords and single notes; tremolo; 

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