I Was Lonely and Forlorn

Poet:  N/A

Source:  Eight Folksong Arrangements

Date of Composition:  1976 (Apr. – Jun.)

Publication: Eight Folksong Arrangements

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Unrequited love. (Welsh)

Range:  E4 – G5

Tessitura:  F4 – Bb4

Tempo: Flowing; 3/4           

Duration:  01:24

Vocal Characteristics: Simple legato melody; elegant, muted, octave leaps to upper register

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Even sixteenths followed by triplet sixteenths in repeating pattern

Additional Comments: For harp and voice; transcribed for piano by Colin Matthews in Benjamin Britten: Complete Folksong Arrangements. *Words and melody from Ancient national airs of Gwent and Morgannwg (1844).

*From the Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1176

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013