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 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. This is an excellent piece of music to explore performing music at a slow tempo as it very easy for instrumentalists to play a melody too quickly. 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. I would suggest listening to a number of recordings of performances particularly by singers to gain an understanding of how music can be delivered and also understand how arrangements can differ. A solo viola part is appended to the full score whilst the small acciaccatura (crushed notes) do not sound in the realisation.