Poet:  Sr. John Suckling (1609-1642)

Source:  Six songs

Date of Composition:  1926 (3 Dec.)

Publication:  manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately Easy

Subject: Flirting with a silent companion

Range:  D3 – F4

Tessitura:  Ab3– Eb4

 Tempo:  Allegro ma non troppo; 4/4

Duration:   01:50

Vocal Characteristics: Descending lines, aside from some important ending syllables; rhythmically simple

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Staccato opening; quarter and half-note chords through much of the song; some chromaticism

Additional Comments:  Two key changes; tempo changes

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