Poet:  John Keats (1795-1821)

Source:  Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

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

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd. 1943

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  The worries of life ruin your sleep.

Range:  C4 – A5

Tessitura:  A4 – F#5

Tempo: Adagio; 4/4

Duration:  03:25

Vocal Characteristics: Requires pitch and rhythmic independence; high-lying, floating phrases; octave leaps; sustained, long phrases; long, slow melisma

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Chromatically altered chords; multiple rhythmic devices within voices of hands; 

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