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Three Sea Poems for Soprano and Woodwind Quintet 3. The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

Composer
Year of composition
1968
Lyricist
lHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts

This setting of Longfellow’s poem, The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls, is the third of three sea poems for Soprano voice and woodwind quintet. The other two are: Calm Morning at Sea, by Sara Teasdale; and Break, Break, Break, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The three poems are set as a song-cycle, to be performed consecutively, though each may be performed alone. Please listen to MP3 version for better sound.

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