Epigram

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:  Pushkin’s dislike of Count Vorontsov, his chief in Odessa.

Range:  E4 – G5

Tessitura:  C5 – Eb5

Tempo: Presto; 2/2

Duration:  00:23

Vocal Characteristics: Rhythmically diverse tonal motive; wordy, fast melody;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Trills followed by sixteenth not scale passages; tremolo phrase

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


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