What's in your mind?

Poet: Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)

Source:  Fish in the Unruffled Lakes

Date of Composition:  1941

Publication: Fish in the Unruffled Lakes, Boosey & Hawkes, 1997

 Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

 Subject:  A sensual invitation.

Range:  D4 – A5

Tessitura:  G4 – E5

Tempo: Andante mosso; 2/2

Duration:  01:20

 Vocal Characteristics: Three measure phrases; multiple sustained tones above the staff; vocal line seems independent of the piano

 Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

 Accompaniment Characteristics: Distinct repeated rhythmic figure that echoes from left hand to right hand; tremolo section

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