Sea-Snatch

Song TitleSea-Snatch (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Anonymous
Keyword(s) & Features: Breaking; Consuming; Crimson; Crushing; Danger; Death; Destruction; Devouring; Drowning; Fire; Heaven; Kingdoms; Kings; Part of a Song Cycle; Sea-snatch; Ships; Shipwrecks; Stars; Storms; Swallowing; Timber; Tragedy; Water; Weather; Wind
First LineIt has broken us, it has crushed us, it has devoured us (Search)
Average Duration0:45 (Search)
Year of composition 1953 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.listeningarts.com/music/art_song/sounds_and_texts/BarberTexts.htm
Larger WorkHermit Songs (Search)
Musical FormTernary (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=50490045
Audio Source http://univportal.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.asp?s=106841%2Funivportalnmlpd10%2Fkn8712%5F006
Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 29 no. 6 (Search)
Range: C4 - Bb5 (Search)
Original KeyC minor (Search)
Premiered ByLeontyne Price; Samuel Barber (Search)
Commissioned ByElizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsTranslation by Kenneth Jackson (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceG. Schirmer, "Samuel Barber: 65 Songs" (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in the low key, G# minor, with a range of G#3 - F#5 (Search)
Sources CitedHeyman, B. (2012). Samuel Barber : A thematic catalogue of the complete works. New York: Oxford University Press. (Search)
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