If I'd As Much Money As I Could Spend

Poet: Britten’s source is not identified

Source:  Nursery Rhymes

Date of Composition:  1927 (Jan.)

Publication:  manuscript; not available for performance

Subject: No matter my fortune, I wouldn’t change

Range:  C4 – F5

Tessitura: G4 – C5

Tempo:  Presto Vivace; 6/8

Duration:  00: 27

Vocal Characteristics:  Jumpy melody; simple rhythms; short phrases

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Parallel 8vs at quick tempo in bass clef; contrary eighth-note motion within the hand; chromatic at times

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013