The Highland Balou

Poet: Robert Burns, (1759-1796)

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:  A lullaby for a good life.

Range:  B#3 – E#5

Tessitura:  D#4 – B4

Tempo:  Andante maestoso; 4/4

Duration:  01:51

 Vocal Characteristics: Double dotted rhythms; thirty-second notes in falling or ascending short gestures;

 Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Double dotted rhythms; left hand drone;

 Additional Comments: Meter changes;

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013