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

Instrumentation

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

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

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