Take, o Take These Lips Away

Poet:  William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Source:  Six songs

Date of Composition:  1926 (12 Nov.)

Publication:  manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  Shakespearian love song

Range:  C#4 – F#5

Tessitura:  G#4 – F#5

Tempo:  Allegro moderato; 4/4

Duration:  01:15

Vocal Characteristics: Simple rhythms; ascending phrases; lies in secondo passaggio

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Chordal; some chromatic alterations; simple rhythms

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013