In The Wilderness

Song TitleIn The Wilderness (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Robert Graves (as John Doyle)
Author Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Animals; Bats; Bleeding; Blind; Broken; Brothers; Burning; Christ; Christianity; Coats; Cockatrices; Communion; Companionship; Compassion; Comrades; Connection to Nature; Day; Deserts; Devices; Dragons; Eagerness; Eyes; Faith; Feet; Flocking; Following; Forty; Gaunt; Gentleness; Grace; Guards; Guile; Healing; Helping; Homilies; Hungering; Innocent; Jesus; Keeping; Leather; Lonely; Lost; Lovers; Lullaby; Mean; Misery; Monstrous; Nature; Night; Old; Pain; Palaces; Part of a Song Cycle; Pelicans; Piety; Poor; Ragged; Religion; Ribs; Scapegoats; Stinging; Suffering; Teaching; Tears; Temptations; Thirsting; Throats; Walking; Walls; Wandering; Ways; Weeping; Wilderness; Wings; Wondering; Youth
First LineHe, of his gentleness, (Search)
Average Duration3:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1968 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=6838
Larger WorkDespite and Still (Search)
Musical FormTernary (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=50490045
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/4zGxK0D6c0zbWbzfD3rARX
Link to IPA Source https://www.ipasource.com/in-the-dark-pine-wood-11029.html
Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 41 no. 3 (Search)
Range: C4 - G4 (Search)
Original KeyG minor (Search)
Dedicated ToLeontyne Price (Search)
Premiered ByLeontyne Price; David Garvey (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceG. Schirmer, "Samuel Barber: 65 Songs" (Search)
Sources CitedHeyman, B. (2012). Samuel Barber : A thematic catalogue of the complete works. New York: Oxford University Press. https://iansidden.com/2009/03/despite-and-still-part-ii-in-the-wilderness/ (Search)
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