If thou will't ease thine heart

Poet:  Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)

Source: The Red Cockatoo & other songs

Date of Composition:  1942 (Apr. 4)

Publication: Faber Music Limited © 1994

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  If it will ease the pain of your loss, meet your love again in death

Range:  D4 – A5

Tessitura:  A4 – G5

Tempo: Allegretto (con moto); 2/2

Duration:  02:14

Vocal Characteristics: Expansive phrases; descending triads in parallel Maj. and min. keys; sustained A5 with decrescendo

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Consistent eighth-notes in one or both hands; follows parallel Maj. and min. chords as in the vocal line

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013