3. Ye verdant plains and woody mountains

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor → a minor
Meter
4/4
Length
10 measures

English text

Galatea

Ye verdant plains and woody mountains,
Purling streams and bubbling fountains,
Ye painted glories of the field,
Vain are the pleasures which ye yield;
Too thin the shadow of the grove,
Too faint the gales, to cool my love.

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Galatea (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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