3a Phrase

Poet:  Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)

Source:  Les Illuminations

Date of Composition:  1939 (Mar. – Oct. 25)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1944

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  I decorated, and I dance.

Range:  Bb4 – Bb5

Tessitura:  B4 – C#5

Tempo:  Lento ed estatico; 3/2

Duration:  00:42

Vocal Characteristics: Independent vocal line with sparse accompaniment; falsetto(male) appropriate for final phrase; pp Bb5

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Open chords

Additional Comments:  As this piece would likely never be performed outside of the context of this cycle the voice and piano level of this piece does not reflect what the cycle would require.

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013