Sonetto XXXII (S'un casto amor)

Poet:  Michelangelo Buonarroti

Source:  Michelangleo Sonnets

Date of Composition:  1940 (Jun. 12)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943*

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  If love is true can anger destroy it?

Range:  F4 – F#5

Tessitura:  B4 – E5

Tempo: Vivace; 4/4

Duration:  01:18

Vocal Characteristics: Wordy, fast melody; short phrases with quick breaths;

Piano Difficulty Level: Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Syncopated, fast sixteenth note chords;

Additional Comments: Manuscript indicates the tempo “con molto anima” with no numerical indication; manuscript has moderate note changes both rhythmic and melodic; *Boosey score contains translations by Pears and Elizabeth Mayer

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