Dover Beach

Song TitleDover Beach (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Matthew Arnold
Keyword(s) & Features: Admiring; Aegean Sea; Appreciation; Bays; Beaches; Beginning; Breath; Bright; Bringing; Cadences; Calm; Carpe Diem; Ceasing; Change; Cliffs; Coasts; Couples; Darkness; Distance; Dover Beach; Drawing; Earth; Edges; England; Eternal; Europe; Existentialism; Fairness; Faith; Faithfulness; Fidelity; Flinging; Folds; France; Full; Girdles; Gleaming; Glimmering; Grating; Hearing; High; Hope; Humans; Laying; Legends; Light; Listening; Melancholy; Mind; Misery; Moon; Naked; Nature; Night; North; Notes; Observing; Past; Peace; Pebbles; Personification: Water; Philosophy; Quiet; Recounting; Reminiscing; Retreating; Returning; Roaring; Round; Sadness; Sand; Seas; Shingles; Shores; Silence; Solitude; Sophocles; Sounds; Spraying; Standing; Stillness; Stories; Straits; Strands; Sweet; Thoughts; Tides; Tranquility; Vast; Waves; Wind; Windows; Wishes; Withdrawing; World
Year of composition 1931 (Search)
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Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Catalog DesignationOp. 3 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerBaritone
Other instrumentation and voiceString quartet (Search)
Sources CitedHeyman, B. (2012). Samuel Barber : A thematic catalogue of the complete works. New York: Oxford University Press. (Search)
ContributorAL (Search)
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