The Bonny Earl o'Moray

Poet:  Scottish tune

Source: Volume 1: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1940 (pre. Dec. 11)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  The Earl of Moray will not return to his love. (Scottish dialect)

Range:  G4 – G5

Tessitura:  Bb4 – Eb5

Tempo: Solemn march; 2/4

Duration:  02:10

Vocal Characteristics: Some phrases sit in the upper part of the treble clef; traditional Scottish rhythms within the legato line;

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Grace notes precede down beat quarter notes in the left hand; mostly quarter note chords; left hand jumps

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013