19. Mourn, all ye muses!

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Adagio ma non troppo
Length
78 measures

English text

Chorus

Mourn, all ye muses! Weep, all ye swains!
Tune, tune your reeds to doleful strains!
Groans, cries and howlings fill the neighb’ring shore:
Ah, the gentle Acis is no more!

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Soprano
  • Tenore I
  • Tenore II
  • Tenore III
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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