Epilogue and Funeral March

Poet:  Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)

Source:  Our Hunting Fathers

Date of Composition:  1936 (May 13 – Jul. 23)


Voice Difficulty Level: Difficult

Subject:  Multi-layered poetic imagery.

Range:  C4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – Eb5

Tempo: Very slow; C


Vocal Characteristics: Independent vocal line; slow, but not with long phrases; rhythms follow flow of text; extended leaps

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Orchestral reduction requiring multiple layers of techniques

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