The World's Wanderers

Poet:  Percy Shelly (1792-1822)

Source:  12 Songs for the Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto Voice

Date of Composition:  1924

Publication: Home Songs 21 Kirkley Cliff Rd. Lowestoft; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  The wanderer asking nature if it will continue to show him the way

Range:  A3 – D5 (opt. G3 – F5)

Tessitura: D4 – A4

Tempo:  Allegro; 3/4

Duration:  02:30

Vocal Characteristics:  Tempo varies between andante and allegro; descending phrases; simple rhythms; leap to sustained D5 (F5);

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Chordal; some chromatic alterations; some shifting clefs; sustained, simple rhythm; a few rolled chords in bass clef

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