Bonny at Morn (F. V. 6)

Poet:  Traditional (Northumberland)

Source:  Volume 6: England

Date of Composition:  c. 1958 (Oct.)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1961

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  A lullaby

Range:  F4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – D5

Tempo: Gently rocking; 6/4

Duration:  02:34

Vocal Characteristics: Requires some pitch independence; Ascending and descending octave leaps;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Begins simply with rolled chords; moves into eighth note passages in both hands, followed by sixteenth note passages; multiple arpeggiated flourishes

Additional Comments: For guitar and voice; transcribed for piano by Richard Walters in Benjamin Britten: Complete Folksong Arrangements.  Britten Thematic Catalog

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