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 to the the minute is used in the realisation although there a slight speeding up for the piu mosso section. The use of ornamentation is minimal and there are just two which appear in the final section. They are probably best left out during the early stages of learning the piece. 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. This is an excellent piece of music to explore the possibilities of performing music slowly as it is easy for instrumentalists to play the melody too quickly.