Sonetto LV (Tu sa, ch'io so)

Poet:  Michelangelo Buonarroti

Source:  Michelangleo Sonnets

Date of Composition:  1940

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943*

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately Difficult

Subject:  You know, that I know, that you know, that I want to be close.

Range:  D4 – A5

Tessitura:  G4 – E5

Tempo: Poco presto ed agitato; 4/4

Duration:  01:29

Vocal Characteristics: Syllabic; vocal line independence; some phrases lye above the staff

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Syncopated pattern between hands throughout; one quintuplet passage;

Additional Comments: Front matter indicates “Set to music for tenor voice and piano;”  *Boosey score contains translations by Pears and Elizabeth Mayer; Britten Thematic Catalog

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