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 45 dotted quarter notes (crotchets) 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 oboe part is appended to the full score.