Song TitleSunset (Search)
Composer(s):Ludwig van Beethoven
Author(s):Walter Scott
Keyword(s) & Features: Alas; Arabia; Balmy; Barren; Barrenness; Boards; Bowers; Bright; Broken; Change; Changes; Chords; Colors; Dyes; Eden; Ettrick; Evening; Exists in Composer-sanctioned Translation; Exoticism; Eyes; Fanes (Temples); Feet; Flames; Frustration; Harps; Hills; Holy; Hues; Hushes; Lakes; Landscapes; Listless; Lowering; Lying; Melancholy; Melrose Abbey; Metaphor: State of Mind Compared to Craft Materials; Minstrels; Moorlands; Moors; Music-making; Nationalism; Nostalgia; Once; Orientalism; Painters; Painting; Perception; Plains; Poor Materials; Questioning; Quiet; Rich; Rising; Ruins; Scotland; Shores; Silver; Sinking; Sleeping; Still; Stillness; Strained; Streams; Sun; Sunset; Sweet; Towers; Trees; Tuneless; Tuning/Temperaments; Tweed River; Vales; Valleys; Warped; West; West Wind; Wind
First LineThe sun upon the Weirdlaw Hill / Die Sonne sinkt in's Ettrick Thal (Search)
Average Duration2:45 (Search)
Year of composition 1818 (Search)
Larger Work25 Schottische Lieder (London/Edinburgh 1818, Berlin 1822) (Search)
Musical FormStrophic (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsMember of the Tory establishment and the Highland Society; Victorian (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Catalog DesignationOp. 108, No. 02 (Search)
Complete Edition ReferenceBeethoven Werke (Henle, 1994-2014) 11/1, 8 (Search)
Range: C4 - E5 (Search)
Original KeyA minor (Search)
Premiered By (Search)
Other instrumentation and voice(1818) Voice, Violin, Violoncello, Piano. (1822 includes Flute) (Search)
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