Wife, Children and Friends

Song TitleWife, Children and Friends (Search)
Composer(s):Ludwig van Beethoven
Author(s):William Robert Spencer
Keyword(s) & Features: Afterlife; Age; Arabia; Caravans; Cheating; Children; Comfort; Companionship; Defeating; Distant Love; Dreary; Drinking; Duet; Duty; Dying; Earth; Embers; Enjoyment; Familial Love; Family; Fate; Final thoughts; Fragrance; Friends; Gales; Glass; Goddesses; Gods; Heaven; Immortal; Justice; Latitude; Laurels; Lists; Loneliness; Love; Memory; Merchants; Metaphor: Twilight as Aging; Mortals; Nourishing; Patriotism; Penance; Pluto; Power of Love; Remembrance; Sadness; Schemes; Smiles; Soldiers; Songs; Sorrow; Stories; Tars; Tears; Toasting; Twilight; Valor; Virtue; Warmth; Willows; Wives; Woodbines; Youth
First LineWhen the black letter'd list to the gods was presented (Search)
Average Duration4:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1810 - 1813 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=24293
Larger Work25 Irish Songs (Search)
Musical FormStrophic (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsVers de société (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/d/d8/IMSLP59206-PMLP106767-Beethoven_Werke_Breitkopf_Serie_24_No_261_WoO_152.pdf
Audio Source http://univportal.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.asp?s=106841%2Funivportalnmlpd10%2Ffa0265%5F021
Catalog DesignationWoO 152 no. 19 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerSoprano and Tenor
Range: Soprano: E4; Tenor: G#3 - Soprano: F5; Tenor: G4
Original KeyC Major (Search)
Premiered By (Search)
Other instrumentation and voice2 voices, piano, violin, violoncello (Search)
More Than One Voice?Duet (Search)
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