Elizabeth Ann

Poet:  John Drinkwater (1882-1937)

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  1932 (17-18 Jul.)

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficulty

Subject:  Elizabeth Ann polishes candlesticks (Sexual Innuendo)

Range:  C4 – G5

Tessitura:  F#4 – E5

Tempo:  Allegro con brio; 4/4

Duration:  01:05

Vocal Characteristics:  Wordy; jumpy at times with 8v and 7th leaps; rhythm fits the rhythm of the text

Piano Difficulty Level:  Difficult

Accompaniment Characteristics: Syncopated, and at times between hands; moving inner voices; highly chromatic

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013