Poet:  Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

Source:  Tit for Tat

Date of Composition:  1928 

Publication:  Faber Music Limited © 1969

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject: A nocturne

Range:  B3 – F5

Tessitura:  E4 – E5

Tempo: Slow and quiet; 2/4

Duration:  01:20

Vocal Characteristics:  Wide range and tessitura, yet not disjunct; repeated F5 at p dynamic; alternating duple and triple rhythms

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Variety of motivic devices including chords, scalar passages, arpeggiated passages, and tremolo; seems to be its own character

Additional Comments:  Alternates between two and three beats per measure

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