4. Hush, ye pretty, pretty warbling quire!

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Structure
Da capo
Length
89 measures

English text

Galatea

Hush, ye pretty warbling quire!
Your thrilling strains
Awake my pains,
And kindle fierce desire.
Cease your song, and take your flight,
Bring back my Acis to my sight!
Hush… da capo

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

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

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