The Lincolnshire Poacher

Song TitleThe Lincolnshire Poacher (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten (arr.)
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Apprentices; Boys; British; Companions; Deer; Delight; England; English; Fighting; Folk Song; Gentlemen; Hares; Hunting; Lincolnshire; Masters; Neighbors; Night; Poaching; Rabbits; Seasons; Selling; Serving; Seven; Shining; Shoulders; Snares; Stories; Story; Success; Woods; Wrestling; Years
First LineWhen I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire (Search)
Average Duration2:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1951 - 1959 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkFolk Songs Volume 5: British Isles (Search)
Musical FormStrophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Catalog DesignationFolk Songs Vol. 5 no. 3 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: E4 - G5 (Search)
Original KeyC Major (Search)
Premiered ByPeter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano; June 22, 1959 (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in medium voice (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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