Wandering Willie

Poet:  Sr. Walter Scott (1771-1832)

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

Date of Composition:  1924 (Post Aug.)

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

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  My Willie’s gone off to war at Sea

Range:  A3 – E5 (Opt. A5)

Tessitura: E4 – B4

Tempo:  Not indicated; 3/8

Duration:  00:45

Vocal Characteristics:  Churning, sea-like rhythm; easily accessible, short higher notes; optional scale to A5 at conclusion

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Strong, separated, waltz-like, chordal accompaniment

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC211

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