A Cradle Song

Song TitleA Cradle Song (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):William Blake
Keyword(s) & Features: Addressee: Baby; Babe; Babies; Beauty; Beguiling; Bright; Charms; Cheeks; Children; Creeping; Cunning; Desires; Dreaming; Earth; Eyes; Faces; Falling Asleep; Harvest; Hearts; Heaven; Infants; Joy; Lightning; Lullaby; Night; Peace; Pretty; Secret; Simple; Singing; Sleep; Sleeping; Smiles; Soft; Songs; Sorrows; Sweet; Tracing; Weeping
First LineSleep, sleep beauty bright (Search)
Average Duration2:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1947 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=2696
Larger WorkCharm of Lullabies (Search)
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source https://www.worldcat.org/title/charm-of-lullabies-op-41-for-mezzo-soprano-and-piano/oclc/255111
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/5BoTL9YH1HSyNAD8t5dOXd?si=kdM1csCxTeawZnlNowEYlA
Difficulty LevelMasters/YA (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 41 no. 1 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerMezzo-soprano
Range: Bb3 - E5 (Search)
Original KeyEb Major (Search)
Premiered ByNancy Evans, mezzo soprano & Felix de Nobel, piano; January 3, 1948 (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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