Song TitleNocturne (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):W. H. Auden (Wystan Hugh)
Author Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: America; Awkward; Beauty; Beggars; Best; Breaking; Bulls; Calm; Capes; Caressing; Changing; China; Coasts; Creeping; Crooked; Crowds; Day; Daybreak; Disdainful; Dreams; Earth; Engines; Entertaining; Extending; Fields; Fingers; Force; Friends; Gaining; Gamblers; Gentle; Grip; Healing; Holes; Horses; Hostile; Hours; Inclining; Islands; Just; Lining; Losing; Lovers; Lying; Morning; Naked; Night; Nocturne; North America; Oceans; Part of a Song Cycle; Power; Proud; Ragged; Resting; Revolting; Shadows; Sleep; Sleeping; Sliding; Slipping; South America; Splendid; Standing; Succubus; Surreal; Traction; Unjust; Unpursued; Vagrants; Waking; World; Yielding
First LineNow thro' night's caressing grip (Search)
Average Duration4:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1937 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkOn This Island (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsModernism; Socialism (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Catalog DesignationOp. 11 no. 4 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: C#4 - G#5 (Search)
Original KeyC# minor (Search)
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