The Waning Moon

Poet:  Percy B. Shelly (1792-1822)

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  1928 (Jun. 3)

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  An ode to the moon.

Range:  D4 – G5

Tessitura:  F#4 – B4

Tempo:  Allegro; 4/4

Duration:  00:35

Vocal Characteristics:  Wordy, fast rhythms; difficult chromatic leaps in arpeggiation

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Marked leggiero at beginning; very rhythmically challenging; separated sixteenth-note rhythms; highly chromatic; poly-rhythm between treble and bass clef

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013