Solitary Hotel

Song TitleSolitary Hotel (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):James Joyce
Keyword(s) & Features: Autumn; Corners; Dark; Descriptions; Entering; Fire; Following; Holding; Hotels; Hurrying; Landscapes; Men; Mountains; Nature; Observing; Paper; Part of a Song Cycle; Passes; Prose; Queens; Reading; Recounting; Restlessness; Seizing; Sitting; Sloping; Solitary; Solitude; Standing; Stories; Tangos; Thinking; Twilight; Upright; Vignette; Watching; Wheeling; Windows; Women; Wondering; Writing; Youth
First LineSolitary hotel in mountain pass. (Search)
Average Duration2:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1968 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkDespite and Still (Search)
Musical FormTernary (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsModernism (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source
Audio Source
Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 41 no. 4 (Search)
Range: C4 - F4 (Search)
Original KeyE 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. (Search)
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