Beware!

Poet:  Henry Longfellow (1807-1882)

Source:   Three early songs for medium voice and piano

Date of Composition:  1922 (Nov.)

Publication: Faber Music Limited; © 1985 (post.) *[Augener Ltd., Music Printers and Binders, 287 Acton Lane, London] 

Vocal Difficulty Level:            Moderately easy

Subject:   Warning to young men about women

Range:  Eb3 – Eb4

Tessitura:   F3 – C4

Duration:   01:10

Tempo:  Fairly quick; 2/2

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:

*Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC47


© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013