The Winter

Poet:  Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Source:  A Birthday Hansel

Date of Composition: 1975 (21 Mar.)

Publication: 4 Burns Songs

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject: Spring has come, but my love is dead.

Range:  B#3 – G#5

Tessitura:  G4 – D5

Tempo: Slow and free; 3/4

Duration:  02:20

Vocal Characteristics:  Expressive, sentimental melody; natural rise and fall of line; descending large leaps

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Smooth chords injected by pedal tones; inner voice motion; unison octave movement between hands

Additional Comments: Scottish Dialect;

*Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1163

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013