I Will Give My Love an Apple

Poet:  Traditional (Dorset)

Source:  Volume 6: England

Date of Composition:  1956 (pre May 6)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1961

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  A proclamation of love.

Range:  C4 – E5

Tessitura:  D4 – E5

Tempo: Gently moving; 3/4

Duration:  01:07

Vocal Characteristics: Moving melody; leap of a min. 7th; one high lying phrase

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Constantly moving eighth notes with the beginning of phrase starting on differing beats; irregular phrasing

Additional Comments: For guitar and voice; transcribed for piano by Richard Walters in Benjamin Britten: Complete Folksong Arrangements.

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013