A Dirge

Poet:  Percy B. Shelley (1792-1822)

Source: single song

Date of Composition:  c. 1926

Publication: manuscript; not available for performance

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  Song of despair

Range:  F4 – F5

Tessitura:  F4 – C5

Tempo:  Moderato; 4/4

Duration:  01:00

Vocal Characteristics:  Arching phrases; places to breath before F5; ascending triads

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Chordal; simple rhythms; a few clusters at the end

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013