- Key is D Major
- Lowest note is B2 (low B), Bar 13
- Highest note is D4 (top D), Bars 10, 18, 46, 59, “round” is not alone as a high note.
- We have the tune for the 1st and 3rd section only, the rest is melody. The 2 tune sections are the same notes as each other.
- Sections starting at bars 37, 53 and 57 and all G followed by 6 A’s, so there is a pattern there.
- Notes in the baritone standard octave, C3-B3 (the octave below middle C) are shown without the number, just C, D etc.
- Each section is one big breath, but you can take small breaths at commas.
- Don’t breathe where you see hyphens after/between words.
- From section 6 onwards all the word sections start with G.
Section 1: Bars 9-12: Tune
|F#||G A G||F# G||A D4||F#||E||D||D C#||D||E F#|
- Whole choir in unison.
- Same notes as bars 17-20.
- “nal” of “eternal” is same high note as “round” in bar 59
Section 2: Bars 12-16: Melody
|Can||possess,||conquer my||countries||heart,||they rise||to||fail|
|E||D C#||B2||G F#||E||D||E||D|
- “conquer my” is low B (B2), these are the lowest notes in the whole piece then we go up high for “countries heart”.
- Steady beat for “rise to fail”
Section 3: Bars 17-20: Tune
|F#||G A G||F# G A D4||F#||E D||D C#||D||E||F#|
- Whole choir in unison.
- Same notes as bars 9-12.
Section 4: Bars 20-24: Melody
|When||no||flags||flew,||when||no||armies||stood,||my||land was born|
- First three notes for “When no flags” are the same notes as we just sang for “lines were drawn”
Section 5: Bars 24-28: Melody
|And||you ask me why I||love her through||wars,||death||and||despair|
- This section is hard to pitch. “you ask me why I” is all the same note and lower than you think, don’t go up high like tenors.
- “And you ask me why I love her through wars” are the same notes as “And you wonder will I leave her, but how” in the next section.
- ‘wars’ is plural
Section 6: Bars 29-35: Melody
|She is the||constant,||we||who||don’t||care-and||you wonder will I||leave her, but||how|
- Need a big breath here!
- “care-And” are the same note, A, with no breath
Section 7: Bars 37-40: Melody
|I||cross over borders but||I’m||still-||there||now|
- You will hear tenors drop part way through “still” but we don’t do that
- Don’t breathe and ‘still-there’, push through
- 3 beats for “still”. It’s as long as “borders but”
- Starts the same as bars 53 and 57
Section 8: Bars 41-44: Melody
|B A G A D||G F# E F#||E E F# G A A D4||D E F# G F#|
- The third “Ah” has the same top high note (top D/D4) as “round” bar 59
- Breathe after the first 2 Ah’s, but go straight through the last 2 in one breathe
Section 9: Bars 49-52: Melody
|How can I||leave her,||where would I||start|
- “How can” both 3 letters, “where would” 5 letter alliteration
- Jazz hands for “start”
Section 10: Bars 53-56: Melody
|Let||man’s petty nations tear||themselves||apart|
|G||A||G F# E||G F#|
- First 7 notes the same in next section and also at bar 37
Section 11: Bars 57-63: Melody
|My||land’s only borders lie||around||My||heart|
|G||A||B D4 C4#||C4#||A B C4# B A|
- Need a very big breath!
- “Round” is that same highest note as in 3rd “Ah” and in the tune sections; top D/D4.