A Cradle Song

Poet:  William Blake (1757-1827)

Source:  A Charm of Lullabies

Date of Composition:  1947 (Nov.-17 Dec.)

Publication: A Charm of Lullabies; Boosey & Hawkes, 1949

 Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

 Subject:  A lullaby

Range:  Bb3 – E5

Tessitura:  Eb4 – B5

Tempo:  Allegretto tranquillo; 4/4

Duration:  01:53

 Vocal Characteristics: Short legato phrases; requires pitch independence;

 Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Rocking quarter pulse in right hand with ebb and flow of running eighths and sixteenths in the right hand

 Additional Comments: From the Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1013

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013