Wee Willie

Poet:  Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Source:  A Birthday Hansel

Date of Composition: 1975 (21 Mar.)

Publication: 4 Burns Songs

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Wee Willie is poor.

Range:  C#4 – G5

Tessitura:  D4 – G4

Tempo: Steady; 2/4

Duration:  00:59

Vocal Characteristics: Good articulation exercise; ascending scales to G5;

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Eighth note intervals in the right hand and quarter notes in the left hand; sixteenth note accompaniment figure if left hand with right hand counter melody

Additional Comments: Scottish Dialect; originally for harp, arranged for piano;

*From the Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1163

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013