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; Illuming; Immortality; Ivy; Keeping; Kisses; Lakes; Lips; Living; Love; Mankind; Men; Mortal; Nocturne; Nurslings; Otherworldly; Part of a Song Cycle; 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)
Recommended Printed Sourcehttps://www.boosey.com/cr/music/Benjamin-Britten-Nocturne/6788 (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceString orchestra with bassoon obbligato (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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