Poet:  Alfred Lord Tennyson (1802-1892)

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  1929 (19 Feb.)

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  I love a fairy that is coy, but I will crush her.

Range:  E3 – F#4

Tessitura: E3 – E4

Tempo:  Allegro molto; 3/4

Duration:  02:35

Vocal Characteristics:  Descending phrases; short phrases; gets more aggressive as the song and poem progress; dramatic fortes on higher notes that resolve downward at conclusion; chromatic

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics:  Music-box-like; flowing 3/4 pattern; chromatic; heavy syncopation in verse three

Additional Comments: Meter changes between 2 and 3 beats per measure; tempo shifts

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013