Nurse's Song

Poet: John Philip, (1631-1706)

Source:  A Charm of Lullabies

Date of Composition:  1947 (Nov.-17 Dec.)

Publication: A Charm of Lullabies; Boosey & Hawkes, 1949

 Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

 Subject:  Sweet, rocking lullaby.

Range:  A3 – E5

Tessitura:  Bb3 – D5

Tempo:  Andante piacevole; 6/8

Duration:  03:20

 Vocal Characteristics: Unaccompanied introduction and conclusion; accidentals that color the harmony below require independence; one phrase of sustatined singing of D#5 and E5

 Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Gentle, rocking 6/8 chords; sixteenth note flourishes;

 Additional Comments:  Britten Thematic Catalog

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