Sonetto XXX (Veggio co' bei vostri occhi)

Poet:  Michelangelo Buonarroti

Source:  Michelangleo Sonnets

Date of Composition:  1940 (Mar. – Oct.)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943*

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately Difficult

Subject: With you I can do anything, without you nothing

Range:  D4 – B5

Tessitura:  B4 – G5

Tempo: Andante tranquillo; 6/4

Duration:  03:23

Vocal Characteristics: Four measure phrases that span a majority of the range within the phrase; sustained legato phrases; one phrase solely on G5; placid melody

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Solely chordal left hand; counter melody in the right hand; extended ledger lines

Additional Comments: Front matter indicates “Set to music for tenor voice and piano;” *Boosey score contains translations by Pears and Elizabeth Mayer

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