She sleeps on soft, last breaths

Song TitleShe sleeps on soft, last breaths (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Wilfred Owen
Keyword(s) & Features: Afraid; Blood; Blooms; Breath; Crimson; Disturbed; Doom; Dreaming; Dreams; Falling; Footfalls; Gardens; Ghosts; Gloom; Golden; Grieved; Halls; Hecatombs; Last; Looming; Marveling; Mouths; Moving; Night; Pacing; Palaces; Palls; Quiet; Red; Roaming; Rooms; Roses; Shades; Sleep; Sleeping; Soft; Stillness; Sweet; Tapestries; Terraces; Torn; Walls
First LineShe sleeps on soft, last breaths (Search)
Average Duration4:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1958 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkNocturne, op. 60 (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Audio Source
Catalog DesignationOp. 60 no. 6 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerTenor
Range: A#2 - Ab4 (Search)
Original KeyD minor (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 English horn obbligato (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Song cycle (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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