Of A'the Airts the Wind Can Blow

Poet:  Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Source:  Six songs

Date of Composition:  1926 (28 Nov.)

Publication:  manuscript; not available for performance

Vocal Difficulty Level:  Moderately Easy

Subject: Love song in nature

Range:  C3 – F4

Tessitura:  C3 – C4

Tempo:  Allegro; 4/4

Duration:  01:20

Vocal Characteristics: Scottish folk song; syncopation; short phrases; descending lines from highest notes

Piano Difficulty Level: Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Chordal; quarter notes on beats one and three; sustained bass line at times; sixteenth-note run to represent birds in the poetry

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013