13. Cease to beauty to be suing

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
d minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Allegro e staccato
Structure
Da capo
Length
137 measures

English text

Polyphemus

Cease to beauty to be suing,
Ever whining love disdaining.
Let the brave their aims pursuing,
Still be conqu’ring not complaining.
Cease… da capo

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Oboe I
  • Violino II + Oboe II
  • Polypheme (Basso)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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