Dear Harp of My Country

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 patriotic hymn.

Range:  C4 – G5

Tessitura:  F4 – F5

Tempo: Slowly moving; 6/8

Duration:  02:31

Vocal Characteristics: Pretty, flowing melody; traditional Irish rhythms; leaps of sixths to F5; descending sixteenth notes; a few high-lying phrases

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Undulating sixteenths in both hands; right hand becomes triplets against the left hand sixteenths;

Additional Comments:  Britten Thematic Catalog

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