NOCTURNE, for tenor voice, seven obbligato instruments and string orchestra, op. 60
Dedication: `To Alma Mahler`
The separate sections of this work have been listed as movements for ease of reference. The work is, however, through-composed without any gaps.
Promethus unbound (excerpt) (Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792-1822)
The kraken (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892) - Bassoon obligato
The wanderings of Cain (excerpt) (Samuel Coleridge, 1772-1834) - Harp obligato.
Blurt, Master Constable (Thomas Middleton, 1580-1627) - Horn obligato
The Prelude (1805; excerpt) (William Wordsworth, 1770-1850) - Timp obligato
The kind ghosts (Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918 ) - Cor anglais obligato
Sleep and poetry (John Keats, 1795-1821) - Flute, clarinet duet
Sonnet 43 (William Shakespeare, 1564-1616)