22. Galatea, dry thy tears

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
128 measures

English text

Chorus

Galatea, dry thy tears,
Acis now a god appears!
See how he rears him from his bed,
See the wreath that binds his head.
Hail! thou gentle murm’ring stream,
Shepherds’ pleasure, muses’ theme!
Through the plains still joy to rove,
Murm’ring still thy gentle love.

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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