Um Mitternacht

Poet:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Source: The Red Cockatoo & other songs

Date of Composition:  1962 (Apr.)

Publication: Faber Music Limited © 1994

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  At midnight I walk towards my lover’s house

Range:  E#4 – Ab5

Tessitura:  Bb4 – Gb5

Tempo: (Molto lento e tranquillo); no meter

Duration:  03:54

Vocal Characteristics: Ascending, sustained phrases into secondo passaggio; tonal chromatic shifts; slow syncopations against accompaniment with lack of meter;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Due to the lack of meter, phrasing varies

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013