Liebesfreude

Poet:  C. Dacam

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  1927

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  The joy of being young

Range:  Eb3– Eb4

Tessitura:  G3 – Eb4

Tempo:  Allegro con brio; 2/2

Duration:  00:30

Vocal Characteristics: Children’s song; a few chromatics; simple rhythm; ascending third leaps

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Fast and vibrant; chordal with parallel octaves; quite jumpy

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC481


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