Lucy

Poet:  William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Source:  Six songs

Date of Composition:  1926 (5 Dec.)

Publication:  manuscript; not available for performance

Vocal Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject: I didn’t know how much I loved England until I left

Range:  E4 – F#5 (opt. G#5)           

Tessitura: A4 – D4

Tempo: Allegro molto; 3/8

Duration:  01:15

Vocal Characteristics:  Mostly dotted quarter, straight rhythms; repeated D4; short phrases given tempo

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Beginning, dotted quarter chords; later, sustained bass line with arpeggiated eighth notes in treble clef

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