Ere We Be Young Again, Op. 50
This high voice cycle from A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson is whimsical and childlike in both the voice and the piano. Sung without pause, this is Baber's most popular song cycle. After simple songs about daily activities, it progresses to three more serious songs about time, joy, and death. It concludes with a touching epilogue to the parent, from which the title is taken.
Available as a digital download. You will automatically be emailed a download link, which will be active for three (3) days.
Vocal difficulty: Moderate (with one high A-sharp passage; songs sung without pause)
Range: B-flat below middle C to A-sharp above the staff
Piano difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Total length: 13 minutes