O welch ein Leben, ein ganzes Meer

Song TitleO welch ein Leben, ein ganzes Meer (Search)
Composer(s):Ludwig van Beethoven
Author(s):Johann Gottlieb Stephanie der Jüngere
Keyword(s) & Features: Blooming; Celebrating; Cheerful; Contentment; Dances; Delighting; Enticing; Eyes; Fair; Flutes; Friendly; Games; Girls; Glances; Happiness; Joy; Laughing; Life; Light; Love; Maidens; Moon; Optimism; Paradise; Pleasure; Rays; Rejoicing; Rich; Round; Seas; Shining; Sounds; Sun; Twinkling; Violins
First LineO welch ein Leben, ein ganzes Meer (Search)
Average Duration2:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1795 (Search) Circa
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=127054
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Original LanguageGerman (Search)
Score Source http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/4/49/IMSLP309335-PMLP148554-2_Arias,_WoO_91_I._O_welch_ein_Leben!_ein_ganzes_Meer_(Oh_what_a_life!_A_whole_ocean).pdf
Audio Source http://univportal.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.asp?s=106841%2Funivportalnmlpd10%2Fex0912%5F001
Catalog DesignationWoO 91, no. 1 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerTenor
Range: F3 - G4 (Search)
Original KeyF Major (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceBeethoven complete works, Series 10, volume 3 (Search)
Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)One of two arias written to be inserted into Ignaz Umlauf's singspiel Die schöne Schusterin (1779) (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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