Of That So Sweet Imprisonment

Song TitleOf That So Sweet Imprisonment (Search)
Composer(s):Samuel Barber
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):James Joyce
Keyword(s) & Features: Adoration; Alarms; Alluring; Arms; Closeness; Contentment; Couples; Dear; Desires; Detaining; Devotion; Dreams; Embracing; Glad; Happiness; Holding; Imprisonment; Infatuation; Interwoven; Intimacy; Joy; Love; Metaphor: Love as Imprisonment; Night; Prisoners; Prisons; Relenting; Sleeping; Soft; Souls; Sweet; Tremulous; Trouble; Wed; Willingness; Wooing
First LineOf that so sweet imprisonment (Search)
Average Duration2:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1935 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttps://www.poemhunter.com/poem/of-that-so-sweet-imprisonment/
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsModernism (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%2Fpm3926%5F001
Difficulty LevelHS (Search)
Range: A#3 - D4 (Search)
Original KeyD minor (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceG. Schirmer, "Samuel Barber: 65 Songs" (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in the high key, F minor, with a range of C#4-F5 (Search)
Sources CitedHeyman, B. (2012). Samuel Barber : A thematic catalogue of the complete works. New York: Oxford University Press. (Search)
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