Virtue in Deeds Not Words

Poet:  Phillip James Bailey (1816-1902)

Source:  Six songs

Date of Composition:  1926 (4 Dec.)

Publication:  manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately Easy

Subject: You have the best life if you think, feel, and act the best

Range:  F4 – F5 (opt. A5)

Tessitura: A4 – F5

Tempo: Allegro molto; 3/4

Duration:   01:00

Vocal Characteristics: Descending phrases; sustained E5 and F5; short phrases given tempo

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Parallel chordal motion; wide reaches; moving eighth notes in opposing directions between hands

Additional Comments:  In the manuscript this song has been crossed out in pencil.

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013