2 pages | PDF | 733.8 KBSong Without Words, Op. 30, No. 6 (Venetian Boat Song) by Felix Mendelssohn is a 49 measure piano piece composed in G major and E minor. The piece is generally referred to as a "song without words," meaning that it is rather a melodic piece without lyrics, but with the character of a song. This piece is one of Mendelssohn's most well known works, and was composed for piano in 1834. The melody of Venetian Boat Song has a gentle and soft mood, with a gradual increase in the intensity of the melody and a few moments of passion. The piece is meant to evoke the Venetian boats which were a popular form of transport in Mendelssohn's day, and the music perfectly captures the graceful and peaceful movement of water.