The red cockatoo

Poet:  Arthur Waley (1889-1966), after Po Chü-i (772-846)

Source: The Red Cockatoo & other songs

Date of Composition:  1938 (Jan. 24)

Publication: Faber Music Limited © 1994

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  They caged a Red Cockatoo

Range:  C#5 – G#5

Tessitura:  C#5 – F5

Tempo: Vivace; 2/4

Duration:  00:33

Vocal Characteristics: Fast sixteenth note melismas that are non-linear; G#5 at the end of the final melisma; secondo passaggio based melody

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics:

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