Tom Bowling

Song TitleTom Bowling (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten (arr.)
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Charles Dibdin
Keyword(s) & Features: Beauty; Blithe; Bodies; Darling; Death; Departing; Duty; Dying; Eulogies; Fair; Faithful; Friends; Funerals; Grieving; Hearts; Howling; In Vain; Jolly; Kind; Kings; Life; Melancholy; Memories; Mirth; Mourning; Pleasant; Rare; Remembering; Rest; Singing; Soft; Soul; Tempests; Tom; Virtue; Words
First LineHere, a sheer hulk, lies poor Tom Bowling (Search)
Average Duration4:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1959 (Search) Circa
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=4670
Larger WorkTom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements (Search)
Musical FormStrophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/complete-folksong-arrangements-sheet-music/7863141
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/0AanL9Wb5NH18bStYjMEsO?si=p2_HbJRRSDO8jb9w4lSMew
Difficulty LevelUndergraduate (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: Eb4 - G5 (Search)
Original KeyEb Major (Search)
Premiered ByPeter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano; June 1959 (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsThis set of songs was published posthumously in 2000; This song is not tecnically considered a folksong (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in medium voice (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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