The Salley Gardens

Poet:  W.B. Yeats* (1865-1939)

Source: Volume 1: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1940 (pre. Dec. 11)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  A tale of love lost.

Range:  Gb4 – Ab5

Tessitura:  Gb4 – Eb5

Tempo: Flowing 4/4

Duration:  02:14

Vocal Characteristics: Two high-lying phrases each verse; long, legato phrases;

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Consistent eighth note intervals or chords throughout; left hand punctuates with various figures

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog

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