I wonder as I wander

Poet:  John Jacob Niles (1892-1980)

Source:  Songs of the Hill Folk

Date of Composition: 

Publication: Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, Benjamin Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements, Boosey & Hawkes 2001

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  Pondering of the coming of Christ.

Range:  Eb4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – Eb5

Tempo: [Freely]; 6/4

Duration:  03:28

Vocal Characteristics: Familiar J. J. Niles song, with familiar harmony

Piano Difficulty Level: Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Piano interludes are Britten’s, the remainder is the familiar song of Niles; grace notes and ornaments fill the single handed interludes

Additional Comments: Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC883

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013