Poet:  *Chanticleer (aka G. F. Joy)

Source:  12 Songs for the Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto Voice

Date of Composition:  1924 (Post Aug.)

Publication: Home Songs 21 Kirkley Cliff Rd. Lowestoft; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  Bunnies frolic in the field

Range:  A3 – F#5

Tessitura: D4 – F#4

Tempo:  Not indicated; 6/8

Duration:  01:30

Vocal Characteristics:  Relatively simple melody with an unexpected leap to F#5 on an [i] vowel; short phrases; mostly step-wise motion

Piano Difficulty Level: Easy 

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Doubles the vocal line melody, otherwise chordal; some chromatic alterations

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC210

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013