Tom Bowling

Poet:  Charles Dibdin

Source:  The Oddities

Date of Composition: 1959 (pre-Jun. 22)

Publication: Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, Benjamin Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements, Boosey & Hawkes 2001

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Farewell to a good man.

Range:  Eb4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – C5

Tempo: Slow march; 2/4

Duration:  02:30

Vocal Characteristics: Tender, caressing melody with room for rubato; moving and sustained G5

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Melody in thirds in right hand with left had accompaniment; otherwise, chordal accompaniment that at times follows the vocal line

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog

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