Pray Goody

Poet:  Kane O’Hara (Melody by Charles Burney)

Source:  Hullah’s Song Book

Date of Composition: 1945-46

Publication: Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, Benjamin Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements, Boosey & Hawkes 2001

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  Speaking in anger before much is know.

Range:  D#4 - E5

Tessitura:  G#4 – B4

Tempo: Presto; 4/4

Duration:  00:39

Vocal Characteristics: A patter song with some sustained pauses; wordy

Piano Difficulty Level: Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Octaves in contrary motion in both hands; fast moving eighth-note chords alternating between left and right hand

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