Cäcilie (Cecily)

Song TitleCäcilie (Search)
Title in EnglishCecily (Search)
Composer(s):Richard Strauss
Author(s):Heinrich Hart
Author Underrepresented GroupJewish (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Beloved; Blessed; Breath; Burning; Caressing; Comforting; Creating; Dreaming; Experience; Eyes; God; Hearts; Heights; Inclining; Kisses; Knowing; Knowledge; Light; Living; Lonely; Longing; Love; Night; Potential Love; Power of Love; Resting; Soaring; Soft; Souls; Storms; Struggles; Surrounded; Talking; Transcendence; Transcendent Love; Unrequited Love; Voices; Walking; Weary; World; Worrying
First LineWenn Du es wüßtest, (Search)
Average Duration2:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1894 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttps://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/song/1848
Larger WorkVier Lieder (Search)
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsNaturalism (Search)
Original LanguageGerman (Search)
Score Source http://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/a/a8/IMSLP135548-PMLP61437-Richard_Strauss_-_4_Lieder,_op._27.pdf
Audio Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyr45OHX1rY
Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 27 no. 2 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: E4 - B5 (Search)
Original KeyE Major (Search)
Dedicated ToPauline de Ahna (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsThe poem was written for the poet's wife Cäcilie, but the composer dedicated this setting of the text to his wife. (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceUniversal-Edition, 1911 - Songs (Medium voice) with piano (Search)
Orchestra and voice?No (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Chromaticism; Octatonic scales (Search)
Sources Citedhttps://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/song/1848 http://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/a/a8/IMSLP135548-PMLP61437-Richard_Strauss_-_4_Lieder,_op._27.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A4cilie_(Strauss) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_and_Julius_Ha (Search)
ContributorGTM , Thomas Linevitch (Search)
Contributor Affiliation University of Connecticut (Search)
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