Oh Why Did E'er My Thoughts Aspire

Poet:  Sackville (Dates not known)

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  1930 (4 Jan.)

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  Adoration of your love

Range:  B2 – F#4

Tessitura:  G3 – D4

Tempo:  Andante moderato; 4/4

Duration:  01:30

Vocal Characteristics:  Short phrases; leaps at the beginning of phrase and descends; a few chromatics

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Flowing eighth notes passed back and forth between clefs; chordal section at the end

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013