Birthday Song

Title:  Birthday Song

Poet:  Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Source:  A Birthday Hansel, op. 92

Date of Composition:  1975

Publication: Not published 

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject: A celebration of a friend.

Range:  D4 – Ab5

Tessitura:  B4 – D#5

 Tempo:  March-like; 2/2

Duration:  01:20

Vocal Characteristics:  Jumpy; consistent leaps over a Perf. 5th; rhythm is not that difficult; high lying phrases

Piano Difficulty Level:  n/a

Accompaniment Characteristics: Chordal tremolos, interspersed with active arpeggios and scales; control of dynamic very important

Additional Comments: Meter changes quite often; there is no arrangement for piano and the harp part is not published therefore piano difficulty has been left blank

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013