La damoiselle Élue

Song TitleLa damoiselle Élue (Search)
Composer(s):Claude Debussy
Author(s):Dante Gabriel Rossetti (trans. Gabriel Sarrazin)
Keyword(s) & Features: Afraid; Air; Angels; Arms; Barriers; Bathing; Blanche; Bowing; Breasts; Calm; Cecily; Cheeks; Chorus; Chosen; Christ; Citoles; Damsels; Deep; Delicate; Depths; Divine; Doves; Dresses; Earth; Ecstasy; Eyes; Faces; Feathers; Flames; Flight; Floating; Flowers; Forever; God; Golden; Groves; Guitars; Hair; Halos; Hand in hand; Handmaidens; Hands; Heads; Heaven; Kneeling; Leaning; Leaves; Light; Lilies; Living; Lord; Love; Lovers; Magdalen; Margaret; Mary; Moon; Mothers; Mystical; Names; Night; Paths; Perfect; Prayers; Praying; Pride; Resting; Robes; Rose; Roses; Sad; Secret; Servants; Shoulders; Silent; Singing; Sleeping; Smiling; Soul; Speaking; Spheres; Stars; Streams; Sun; Sweet; Symphonies; Thrones; Trees; Uniting; Voices; Warming; Water; Weeping; Wheat; White; Wishing; Yellow; Blessing; Divine love; Divinity; Metaphor: Nature as heaven; Recitative; Religion; Spirituality; Unions; Virgin Mary
First LineLa demoiselle élue s'appuyait sur la barrière d'or du ciel (Search)
Average Duration19:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1887 - 1888 (Search)
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Larger WorkLa damoiselle Élue (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsPre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Aestheticism (Search)
Original LanguageFrench (Search)
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Catalog DesignationL 62 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerSoprano and Mezzo-soprano
Range: Récitante: C4; Damoiselle: C#4 - Récitante: F#5; Damoiselle: A5
Original KeyC Major (Search)
Dedicated ToPaul Dukas (Search)
Premiered ByJulia and Thérèse Robert (Search)
Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
More Than One Voice?Two treble soloists and SSAA chorus (Search)
ContributorAL / GTM (Search)
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