Beware!

Poet:  Henry Longfellow

Source:  12 Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Contralto Voice

Date of Composition:  c. 1922

Publication:  Faber Music Limited; © 1985 (post.) *[Home Songs 21 Kirkley Cliff Rd. Lowestoft]

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately easy

Subject:  Warning to young men about women

Range:  Eb3– Eb4

Tessitura:  F3 – C4

Tempo:  Fairly quick; 2/2

Duration:  01:10

Vocal Characteristics:  Mostly stepwise motion; unexpected, chromatic tonal shift at mm. 9-10

Piano Difficulty Level: Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Treble clef in thirds with vocal line; simple bass clef octaves; some syncopation

Additional Comments: *Meter in original is 4/4; Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC47

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013