Poet:  Alfred Lord Tennyson (1802-1892)

Source:  Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

Date of Composition:  1943 (Mar. – Apr.)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd. 1943

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  A bugle cries to close the day.

Range:  D4 – Bb5

Tessitura:  Ab4 – Eb5

Tempo: Maestoso; 4/4

Duration:  03:07

Vocal Characteristics: Expansive, operatic phrases; aggressive accents and staccato triplet figures; free, recitative-like sections; sustained higher tones including Bb5;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Off-set, snap rhythms; tremolo; snap rhythms continue, accompanied by octave counter melody; triplet ad lib. movement during cadenza section

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