Not Even Summer Yet

Poet:  Peter Burra (1909-1937)

Source: The Red Cockatoo & other songs

Date of Composition:  1937 (Oct. 9)

Publication: Faber Music Limited © 1994

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Words cannot express the lover’s beauty

Range:  C#4 – Gb5

Tessitura:  A4 – E5

Tempo: Lento ma con moto; C

Duration:  01:52

Vocal Characteristics: Descending, cascading vocal lines; growing chromatic shifts in the middle section; some pitch independence required

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Left-hand syncopations; sixteenths flowing between hands; octave doubling melody in right hand

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013