My Early Walk

Poet:  Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Source:  A Birthday Hansel, op. 92

Date of Composition:  1975

Publication: Not published

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  A rose coming of age.

Range:  D4 – Bb5

Tessitura:  G4 – F#4

Tempo:  Slow and casual; 5/4

Duration:  03:15

Vocal Characteristics: Quick turns marked gracefully; wordy; bouncy melody with many dotted rhythms; some sixteenth note melismas; leaps over an octave

Piano Difficulty Level:  n/a

Accompaniment Characteristics: Duple and triple rhythms alternating and against each other; sixteenth note runs in counter-direction;

Additional Comments: Meter changes quite often; there is no arrangement for piano and the harp part is not published therefore piano difficulty has been left blank

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013