Five Eyes

Song TitleFive Eyes (Search)
Composer(s):Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
Author(s):Walter De la Mare
Keyword(s) & Features: Catching; Cats; Claws; Climbing; Creaking; Crouching; Day; Eyes; Flour Sacks; Hans; Jekkel; Jessup; Jill; Lights; Meals; Mills; Night; Pouncing; Rats; Scampering; Smouldering; Sniffing; Snoring; Snouts; Squeaking; Stairs; Stirring; Tails; Thieving; Watching; Whiskers; Whisking; Wind
First LineIn Hans' old mill his three black cats watch the bins for the thieving rats. (Search)
Average Duration1:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1917 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2370
Larger WorkThree Songs, Op. 15 (Search)
Musical FormTernary (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556012842753;view=1up;seq=3
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/48C2seJpA3z5UlGmJLvTb4?si=p5q1gK8aQumc_REpH1d3Bg
Link to IPA Source https://www.ipasource.com/five-eye.html
Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: F4 - F5 (Search)
Original KeyBb Minor (Search)
Dedicated ToJohn Coates (Search)
Premiered ByGladys Moger (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceLater arrangements are soprano with string quartet (Search)
Sources Citedhttps://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556012842753;view=1up;seq=3 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556012842753;view=1up;seq=3 (Search)
Contributor Kahli Dalbow (Search)
Contributor Affiliation University of Utah (Search)
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