Dance Song

Poet:  from The Book of Songs

Source:  Songs from the Chinese

Date of Composition:  1957 (Autumn)

Publication: Songs from the Chinese, Boosey & Hawkes 1959

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  A dance song of the unicorn.

Range: D4 – A5

Tessitura:  B4 – E5

Tempo:  Gay; 7/8

Duration:  00:55

Vocal Characteristics: Rhythmic mixed meter dance; descending slides;

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Accompaniment Characteristics:

Additional Comments: Manuscript does not include numerical marking of tempo, nor does it indicate any subdivisions such as [2+2+3]; mm. 12, the manuscript indicates piu f rather than “louder;” mm. 16, the manuscript does not contain a decrescendo for the voice

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