This music originates as a classical French art song which has over the years has been arranged and performed in many different styles and contexts. In this arrangement in the key of F, a tempo of just 43 dotted quarter notes to the the minute is used in the realisation although there a slight speeding up for the piu mosso section. As far as the solo part is concerned, there are just two ornaments which appear in the final section as a performance option whilst the acciaccaturas (crushed notes) do not sound in the realisation. This is an excellent piece to explore playing at a slow tempo. The item has been prepared with the intention of it being played as a concert piece by someone in their second year of playing a musical instrument. Listen to a number of recordings of performances particularly by singers to gain an understanding of how this music can be performed. An appropriately transposed clarinet in Bb part is appended to the full score which is notated at pitch.