14. Would you gain the tender creature

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da capo
Length
127 measures

English text

Damon

Would you gain the tender creature,
Softly, gently, kindly treat her:
Suff’ring is the lover’s part.
Beauty by constraint possessing
You enjoy but half the blessing,
Lifeless charms without the heart.
Would you… da capo

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Damon (Tenore)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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