Knoxville, summer of 1915

Song TitleKnoxville, summer of 1915 (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):James Agee
Keyword(s) & Features: Aestival; Air; Alive; Amber; Ancient; Artists; Asphalt; Aunts; Automobiles; Backyards; Beds; Bells; Birds; Bleak; Blessing; Blue; Bodies; Breaking; Breathing; Buggies; Cars; Casual; Chance; Clowns; Colorless; Crackling; Cursing; Damp; Dew; Dry; Eardrums; Ears; Earth; Enchanting; Evening; Faces; Fainting; Familiar; Fathers; Fire; Forgone; Forgotten; Gentle; God; Gold; Good; Grass; Halting; Hangars; Hanging; Havens; Hollow; Home; Horse and buggy; Horsemen; Horses; Hovering; Hueless; Hurry; Iron; Lawns; Lifting; Locusts; Loud; Lovers; Lying; Malignant; Meaningless; Milk; Moans; Morning glories; Mothers; Music; Musicians; Near; Night; Noise; Nothing; Parents; Past; Pasteboard; People; Porches; Quiet; Quilts; Raising; Remembering; Rocking; Rough; Rousing; Scuffling; Seats; Sitting; Sleeping; Smiles; Soft; Sorrow; Sparks; Speed; Spheres; Spirits; Standing; Stars; Starting; Stertorous; Stinging; Stopping; Straw; Strawberries; Streetcars; Streets; Summer; Sweetness; Swimming; Taking away; Talking; Tastes; Tracks; Trees; Trouble; Uncles; Unhurried; Vanilla; Voices; Watching; Weight; Wet; Whines; Wide; Windows; Yards; Death; Death of a loved one; Innocence; Knoxville; Loss; Lost Youth; Memories; Nostalgia; Pain; Summer; Summertime; Tennessee; Youth
First LineIt has become that time of evening (Search)
Average Duration16:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1947 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source Samuel Barber collected songs (Search)
Audio Source
Catalog DesignationOp. 24 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerSoprano
Range: C4 - Bb5 (Search)
Original KeyF# minor (Search)
Dedicated ToSamuel Le Roy Barber, the composer's father (Search)
Premiered ByBoston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, conductor, 1948 (Search)
Commissioned ByEleanor Steber, soprano (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsOriginally intended for tenor, publisher applied "for Soprano" designation. (Search)
Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
Sources CitedMargot Garrett personal reflection.; Heyman, B. (2012). Samuel Barber : A thematic catalogue of the complete works. New York: Oxford University Press. (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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