Quand j’étais chez mon père

Poet:  Traditional

Source:  Volume 2: France

Date of Composition:  1942 (Dec.)

Publication: Hawkes and Son, Ltd. 1946

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Shepherd turns a negative situation into a positive one

Range:  A4 – E5

Tessitura:  A4 – A5

Tempo: Con ritmo deliberato (alla Ländler); 3/4

Duration:  01:42

Vocal Characteristics: Boisterous melody; step-wise in motion; alternate ending for optional high notes;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Simplicity until the end; boom-chuck accompaniment; rhythmic dance like; follows voice during refrain; repetitive eighth note figure in right hand; end is very busy and dense

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