On a poet's lips I slept

Song TitleOn a poet's lips I slept (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Percy Bysshe Shelley
Keyword(s) & Features: Adept; Aerial; Art; Bees; Bliss; Blooms; Breathing; Creating; Creation; Creativity; Dawn; Dreaming; Dreams; Feeding; Finding; Forms; Gloom; Haunting; Heeding; Humankind; Illuminating; Illuming; Illumining; Immortality; Ivy; Keeping; Kisses; Lakes; Lips; Living; Love; Mankind; Men; Mortal; Nurslings; Otherworldly; Poetry; Poets; Real; Reflected; Reflecting; Seeking; Shapes; Sleep; Sleeping; Sonnet; Sounds; Sun; Thoughts; Visions; Watching; Wilderness; Yellow
First LineOn a poet's lips I slept (Search)
Average Duration3:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1958 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/assemble_texts.html?SongCycleId=73
Larger WorkNocturne, op. 60 (Search)
Musical FormModified ternary (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/1re5JtnFswTpUwmTaQ05At
Catalog DesignationOp. 60 no. 1 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerTenor
Range: C3 - G4 (Search)
Original KeyC Major (Search)
Dedicated ToAlma Mahler (Search)
Premiered ByPeter Pears (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsFirst performance October 16, 1958, Leeds Centenary Festival, BBC Symphony Orchstra conducted by Rudolf Schwartz (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceString orchestra with bassoon obbligato (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Song cycle (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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