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50 Russian Folk-Songs. No. 1. The Young Maiden Walked So Far based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
There is one sharp, and it ends on D, which is a part of the G major chord, (and not the E minor chord), so it must be in the key of G major (and not its relative key, E minor). G major has been described as being "everything rustic, idyllic and lyrical, every calm and satisfied passion, every tender gratitude for true friendship and faithful love-- in a word every gentle and peaceful emotion of the heart is is correctly expressed by this key". It is very bright and energetic-- especially in the beginning. It is in 3/4 time, and is meant to be played "calmly". It is also meant to be played by two pianists, ideally. Its highest note is what I would call High +1 D, and its lowest note is what I would call Low -2 G. There aren't too many quick notes, the one of the shortest duration being the eigth note (one half of one beat), although the most common is by far the quarter note (one beat). Its character is basically of a very bright song, especially in the very beginning, although it sounds a little less happy in the secong half.