Below the thunders of the upper deep

Song TitleBelow the thunders of the upper deep (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Lord Alfred Tennyson
Keyword(s) & Features: Above; Abysmal; Ancient; Angels; Arms; Battening; Beneath; Cells; Deeps; Depths; Dreamless; Dying; Enormous; Faint; Far; Far away; Fire; Fleeing; Giant; Green; Grots; Grottos; Growth; Heating; Height; Huge; Krakens; Legends; Light; Lying; Men; Millenial; Monsters; Myths; Nocturne; Oceans; Part of a Song Cycle; Polyps; Rising; Roaring; Sea monsters; Seas; Seasponges; Seaworms; Secret; Shadowy; Sickly; Sides; Sleep; Sleeping; Slumbering; Sonnet; Sunlight; Surface; Swelling; Thunder; Unnumbered; Winnowing; Wondrous
First LineBelow the thunders of the upper deep (Search)
Average Duration3:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1958 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkNocturne, op. 60 (Search)
Musical FormModified ternary (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsMedievalism; Victorian (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Audio Source
Catalog DesignationOp. 60 no. 2 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerTenor
Range: Db3 - Bb4 (Search)
Original KeyBb minor (Search)
Dedicated ToAlma Mahler (Search)
Premiered ByPeter Pears (Search)
Recommended Printed Source (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceString orchestra with bassoon obbligato (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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