La libellule

Song TitleLa libellule (Search)
Composer(s):Camille Saint-Saëns
Author(s):Camille Saint-Saëns
Keyword(s) & Features: Appearing; Ariel; Beauty; Bodies; Carnage; Catching; Cheeks; Chimeras; Cold; Coloratura; Composer is Poet; Connection to Nature; Cruelty; Daughters; Desire; Dragonflies; Dreams; Errant; Eyes; Flashes; Fleeing; Fleeting; Flight; Flying; Fragile; Free; Gold; Grace; Graceful; Green; Horsetails; In Vain; Joy; Kisses; Landing; Light; Lotuses; Lutes; Melismas; Metaphor: Dragonfly as Kiss; Naiads; Nature; Night; Pale; Personification: Dragonfly; Playing; Ponds; Radiant; Rays; Resting; Roses; Scorning; Searching; Shadows; Shining; Shivering; Sisters; Sky; Souls; Strong; Sudden; Teasing; Transparent; Victims; Water; Wind; Wings; Wishing
First LinePrès de l'étang, sur la prêle (Search)
Average Duration4:45 (Search)
Year of composition 1893 - 1894 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Musical FormTernary (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsRomanticism (Search)
Original LanguageFrench (Search)
Score Source
Audio Source
Voice part suggested by composerSoprano
Range: C4 - D#6 (Search)
Original KeyE Major (Search)
Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
ContributorGTM (Search)
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