My Heart

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:  The hurt that once was buried is fresh again.

Range:  C#4 – F#5

Tessitura:  F#4 – D5

Tempo:  Adagio; 2/4

Duration:  01:03

Vocal Characteristics: Short, legato phrases; descending phrases until climactic ending on F#5

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Sixteenth/eighth conjoined pattern; as tempo increases texture thickens with chromaticism and more left hand sixteenth notes

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

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013