Poet:  anon.

Source:  Our Hunting Fathers

Date of Composition:  1936 (May 13 – Jul. 23)


Voice Difficulty Level: Difficult

Subject:  Messalina has lost her only thing of value.

Range:  G3 – Bb5 (Bb3 – Bb5)

Tessitura:  D4 –F5

Tempo: Slowly moving; C


Vocal Characteristics: Phrases begin high and descend; long phrases at a slow tempo

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Orchestral reduction requiring multiple layers of techniques

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