Sephestia's Lullaby

Poet: Robert Greene, (1558-1592)

Source:  A Charm of Lullabies

Date of Composition:  1947 (Nov.-17 Dec.)

Publication: A Charm of Lullabies; Boosey & Hawkes, 1949

 Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

 Subject:  Don’t cry now, baby, there will be plenty to cry over later.

Range:  A3 – E5

Tessitura:  B3 – C4

Tempo:  Lento; 4/4

Duration:  02:03

 Vocal Characteristics: Independent vocal line; awkward intervals;

 Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Weeping chords in slow sections; short detached eighth notes in fast section with grace notes in the right hand;

 Additional Comments: Back and forth between slow tempo and doppio movement;

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