Le roi s’en va-t’en chasse

Poet:  Traditional

Source:  Volume 2: France

Date of Composition:  1942 (Dec.)

Publication: Hawkes and Son, Ltd. 1946

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  True love outweighs gold and riches

Range:  Eb4 – Eb5

Tessitura:  Ab4 – C5

Tempo: Vivace; 6/8

Duration:  01:50

Vocal Characteristics: Simple charming melody; Syllabic and wordy; melody changes direction rapidly to return to its origin

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Hunting call motive; eighth note octaves; all in treble clef; rolled quarter note chords

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