Calypso

Song TitleCalypso (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):W. H. Auden (Wystan Hugh)
Author Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Airplanes; Cabarets; Calypso; Cars; Churches; Cigars; Couples; Drivers; Driving; Excitement; Fast; Flying; Grand Central Station; Green; Hands; Humor; Kindness; Love; Lovers; Loving; Meeting; New York City; Noses; Pavement; Persuading; Politicians; Powdering; Powerful; Priests; Rambling; Shining; Songs; Standing; States; Sun; Talking; Tears; Towns; Tra la la; Traffic; Urging; Waiting; Woods
First LineDriver, drive faster and make a good run (Search)
Average Duration2:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1939 (Search)
Larger WorkCabaret Songs (Search)
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/6lJuSuL3Oz2PBae4AeICqM
Difficulty LevelGraduate (Search)
Catalog DesignationCabaret Songs, no. 4 (Search)
Range: Bb3 - B5 (Search)
Original KeyG Major (Search)
Dedicated ToHedli Anderson (Written for, not dedicated to) (Search)
Recommended Printed Sourcehttp://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Britten-Benjamin-Cabaret-Songs-for-Medium-Voice-Piano/616916 (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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