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. 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. There are just two ornaments which appear in the final section as a performance option whilst the crushed notes do not sound in the realisation. This is an excellent piece to explore playing at a slow tempo. I would suggest listening to a number of recordings of performances particularly by singers to gain an understanding of how this music can be performed. A solo horn in F part is appended to the full score and as is the convention key signatures have not been used in the solo horn part and all accidentals to be played are marked in the score.