The Ash Grove

Poet:  Welsh tune

Source: Volume 1: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1941 (pre. Feb. 20)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  Remembering love lost

Range:  Db4 – F5

Tessitura:  G4 – Eb5

Tempo: Andantino; 3/4

Duration:  02:09

Vocal Characteristics: Short; adjoined phrases with minimal time to breathe; bi-tonal section must have pitch independence

Piano Difficulty Level: Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: First verse in single line parallel motion; counter melody in right hand with rolled eighth note chords in left hand

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013