Song TitleMan (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Humbert Wolfe
Author Underrepresented GroupJewish (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Bells; Brevity; Brief; Circle of Life; Clouds; Cold; Comparisons; Connection to Nature; Darkness; Death; Dominance; Earth; Echoes; Emptiness; Fans; Feathers; Fleeting; Forms; Frailty; Gongs; Green; Grim; Heat; Impermanence; Leaves; Lives; Loud; Love; Men; Passage of Time; Passing; Power; Quiet; Shadows; Songs; Space; Stars; Stirring; Substance; Universe; Vanishing; Void; Warmth; Will; Wit; Years
First LineThe feathers in a fan (Search)
Average Duration2:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1926 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source
Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: E4 - Ab5 (Search)
Dedicated ToArcady (Search)
Premiered ByGertrud K. Schmidt, Samuel Barber (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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