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. The use of ornamentation is minimal and there are just two which appear in the final section. The other small crushed notes in the melody line do not sound in the realisation.They are probably best left out during the early stages of learning the piece. This is an excellent piece of music to explore the possibilities of performing music slowly. It is very easy for instrumentalists to play the melody too quickly.