Poet:  William Soutar (1898-1943)

Source:  Who Are These Children?

Date of Composition:  1969 (Spring-Summer)

Publication: Faber Music, 1972

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  A supper blessing. (Scottish dialect)

Range:  D#4 – Eb5

Tessitura:  F#4 – A#4

Tempo: Slowly moving; 2/4

Duration:  01:16

Vocal Characteristics: Strophic; descending lines; no register extremes;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Rocking left hand with syncopated chords in the right hand;

Additional Comments: Short area of metric diversity; Britten Thematic Catalog

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