15. Love sounds th’alarm

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major
Meter
3/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
136 measures

English text

Acis

Love sounds th’alarm,
And fear is a-flying!
When beauty’s the prize,
What mortal fears dying?
In defence of my treasure,
I’d bleed at each vein;
Without her no pleasure,
For life is a pain.
Love sounds… da capo

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

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

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