Angel

Poet:  Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Source: The Poet’s Echo

Date of Composition:  1965 (Aug. 23)

Publication: Faber Music Ltd., 1967*

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  Satan is taken with an angel.

Range:  C4 – G5

Tessitura:  A4 – D#5

Tempo:  Agitato; 2/2

Duration:  01:56

Vocal Characteristics: Chromatic semi-tone phrases; leaps of ascending sevenths in sequence; a few longer phrases; employs the full range;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Aggressive octave motivic figures between hands juxtaposed with slow, ethereal chords;

Additional Comments: *Translations in the Faber by Pears  Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1123

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013