Johnny

Poet:  Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)

Source:  Cabaret Songs

Date of Composition:  1937 (5 May)

Publication: Cabaret Songs; Faber Music 1980

 Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately difficult

 Subject:  My lover Johnny went away.

Range:  F3 – C6

Tessitura:  F4 – E5

Tempo: no tempo indication; C

Duration:  03:43

 Vocal Characteristics: Range spans over two-and-a-half octaves, and requires frequent jumps from one end of the range to another; multi-sectioned; requires strong actor

 Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

 Accompaniment Characteristics: Multi-styles which demand multiple techniques

 Additional Comments:  Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC828

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